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Spine, Neck & Back Care

If you’re among the 80 percent of Americans who experience back or neck pain, turn to Palos Community Hospital for relief. Your physician will likely encourage your body’s natural healing process to ease discomfort with as little medical intervention as possible. But in the event you need surgery, orthopaedic surgeons on the Medical Staff can help.

Common Back Conditions

Because the bones and muscles in your back help support the rest of your body, back problems can trigger pain elsewhere. Improve your overall health when you get care at Palos for spine and back conditions such as:

  • Degenerative disc disease – Wear and tear on spinal vertebrae
  • Fractured vertebrae – Broken discs
  • Herniated discs – Vertebrae that have slipped out of place, putting painful pressure on nerves
  • Sciatica – Nerve pain in your lower back and leg resulting from slipped discs, spinal stenosis or another spinal condition
  • Scoliosis – Abnormally curved spine
  • Spinal arthritis – Breakdown of cartilage between discs
  • Spinal stenosis – Narrowed spinal column that presses on nerves, causing pain
  • Spondylolisthesis – Vertebra that slides forward over the bone beneath it

Comprehensive Care for Your Spine

Your back and neck include a vast, complex network of bones, nerves, cartilage, ligaments and muscles. So when your back aches, it may be time to consult an orthopaedic surgeon.

Spinal Surgery

If you experience pain that impacts your quality of life and doesn’t respond to conservative treatment, your doctor may recommend surgery.

Before surgery, complete our pre-operative class. You’ll go step by step through the process of preparing for surgery, learn what you can expect during the procedure and get an early look at the simple exercises you’ll practice as part of your rehabilitation.

At Palos, we’re your partner in treating your pain and returning you to your regular activities as quickly and safely as possible.

Procedure Eases Woman's Back Pain


Find an Orthopaedic Specialist

Search for an orthopaedic specialist affiliated with Palos Community Hospital, or contact our Physician Referral Call Center at 708-226-2300 to find a doctor who’ll help ease your joint pain.