Expert back and spine doctors in Wabash Valley

Back and neck pain can be debilitating. When pain strikes, you want a team of professionals working together to identify the cause and recommend the best treatment options. At Terre Haute Regional Hospital, our spine team—including orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons— has decades of experience and cutting-edge expertise in Wabash Valley.

For more information about our back and spine care or to set up an appointment, please call us at (812) 237-1200.

The full spectrum of spine and back care

With expertise and decades of experience, the orthopedic spine specialists and surgeons at Terre Haute Regional Hospital develop a personalized treatment plan, just for you. Patients choose us for:

  • Multispecialty care from a team dedicated to you. Our team includes board-certified and fellowship-trained doctors and orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, as well as therapists and others, who work together to provide whole-patient care.
  • Compassionate care throughout the journey. We are here every step of the way with case management and care coordination customized to your needs.
  • Specialized programs before and after surgery. In addition to advanced diagnostics, our hospital also offers pain management services and inpatient rehabilitation from licensed therapists. This means you can get everything you need in one place, from one team.
  • Care in a full-service hospital. If you need surgery, it is at a hospital with all the services and amenities you need for a comfortable recovery.

Back and neck conditions we treat

Back or neck pain is caused by damage from injury, disease or wear and tear to the spinal bones (called vertebrae), muscles, nerves, discs (cushion between the vertebrae) or tendons. Pain can happen in the cervical (neck), thoracic (middle) or lumbar (lower) areas of the spine.

The orthopedic and spine teams at Terre Haute Regional Hospital use a multispecialty approach to diagnose and care for your condition. We treat a wide range of back and spine conditions, including:

  • Bone spurs—Bone overgrowths
  • Degenerative disc disease—Breakdown of the discs
  • Herniated discs—Ruptured or bulged discs
  • Osteoarthritis—Cartilage in the joints wears down
  • Sciatica—Nerve irritation
  • Scoliosis and kyphosis—Spinal curvature
  • Spinal stenosis and myelopathy—Narrowing of the spinal canal
  • Spinal tumors and cancer—Growths in or around the spinal column or cord
  • Spine fractures—Caused by trauma, injury or arthritis
  • Spine infections—Osteomyelitis
  • Spondylolisthesis—One vertebra slips over another
  • Sports injuries—Caused by repetitive movements or trauma

Nonsurgical and minimally invasive back and spine treatment

We evaluate your overall health and lifestyle to recommend a safe and appropriate treatment. Terre Haute Regional Hospital offers nonsurgical and minimally invasive therapies, such as:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation—Strengthens and stabilizes the core using rehabilitation therapy provided by licensed therapists with experience in orthopedic and spine conditions.
  • Spinal injections—Involves image-guided technology to deliver medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation, including epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, sacroiliac joint injections, nerve blocks and trigger point injections.
  • Nerve stimulation techniques—Delivers low-voltage electrical current to relieve pain using transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) therapy and implanted peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) devices.
  • Interventional spine procedures—Such as vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for spinal fractures, as well as radiofrequency ablation that uses heat to destroy tissue, tumors or the sensory nerves that cause pain.

Advanced spine surgery

The spine surgeons at Terre Haute Regional Hospital perform a variety of spine surgeries.

Our surgeons use minimally invasive, robotic-assisted techniques that offer unmatched precision and accuracy. In many cases, we can stabilize joints, decompress pinched nerves, fuse bones and correct deformities—all through a few, small incisions. This means less trauma to muscles and tissues, resulting in shorter operations, less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. Many patients go home within a day or two.

The treatments and surgeries offered include:

  • Discectomy/microdiscectomy—Removes all or part of the disc or the cushion between the vertebrae.
  • Laminectomy or laminotomy—Removes the part of the backbone that covers the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves and is often performed with spinal fusion surgery.
  • Foraminotomy—Removes bone or tissue to open the space where the nerves leave the spinal canal, sometimes also performed with spinal fusion surgery.
  • Disc replacement surgery—Replaces a damaged disc with an artificial one.
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty—Treats spinal fractures, eases pain and restores height by using medical cement to fill in a space created by a balloon (kyphoplasty) or injected into the spongy vertebral bone (vertebroplasty).
  • Spinal fusion—Increases spine stability by joining two vertebrae using bone grafts and sometimes implants, such as rods and screws.