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Spine Care at Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic

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Spine Care at VOC


Spine Care Nurse Navigator

When you have a spine condition, even the simplest movements and activities can be a painful challenge. Fortunately the medical professionals at Vermont Orthopaedic Clinic’s Spine Care Program specialize in treating all types of spinal disorders. Our team is experienced in a range of treatment options, including surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and osteopathic medicine.

We work in collaboration with Rutland Regional Medical Center’s Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department to offer you a comprehensive recovery program so you can return to your active lifestyle.

Before Your Appointment – Priority Consult

Our spine care program uses Priority Consult™, a specialized patient management system that helps us provide you with the care you need as quickly as possible. With Priority Consult we collect your medical history ahead of your appointment, and we only do it once, so you don’t have to repeat the process when seeing other providers on our team.

Our physician will review your medical history within 24 hours of receiving it and will request more information or arrange for additional testing if needed. We use this information to pair you with the proper specialist and start your treatment without unnecessary delay.

Expert Spine Diagnosis

Our spinal care experts use a combination of methods to determine the underlying cause of your spinal pain.

  • Medical history review. Your physician will ask you to describe your pain and where and when it occurs.
  • Physical exam. A thorough physical exam will be conducted, which may include testing nerve function and muscle strength in certain parts of the legs or arms and testing for pain in certain positions.
  • Diagnostic testing. A diagnostic test, such as a CT or MRI scan, may be recommended to confirm the cause of the your pain.

Spine Conditions

Our spine specialists treat a wide range of spine conditions, including:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Facet joint pain
  • Fractures
  • Scoliosis
  • Strains/sprains
  • Chronic low back pain
  • Myofascial or soft tissue pain
  • Occupational injuries
  • Spinal tumors
  • Sciatica
  • Sacroiliac joint pain

Nonsurgical Spine Treatments

We offer nonsurgical services such as physical and occupational therapy, steroid injections, and other medications, braces and pain management. We work with the Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Department to manage your pain and restore you to a normal life.

Our nonsurgical treatment options include:

  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Facet joint injections
  • Medications
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Osteopathic manipulation therapy
  • Therapeutic exercise

Surgical Treatment

When surgery is recommended to treat a spine condition, it is critical to have a surgical team who is experienced in the most up-to-date and reliable practices and procedures.

We offer a number of surgical treatments, including:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Cervical disc replacement
  • Posterior cervical laminectomy and fusion
  • Posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy
  • Lumbar laminectomy and foraminotomy
  • Lumbar discectomy
  • Lumbar decompression and fusion
  • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion
  • Lateral Lumbar interbody fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar interbody fusion
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Surgery for adult spinal deformity
  • Surgery for spinal trauma
  • Surgery for spinal infection
  • Surgery for spinal tumor

RN Surgical Scheduling Coordinators 

Once your individual treatment plan is determined, your nurse navigator will walk you through the process, answering questions, addressing your concerns and coordinating your care. The connection between our patients and nurse navigators truly sets our program apart. Through open, informed communication, our nurse navigators provide constant support.

Anatomy of the Spine

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