Spine conditions or injuries can be debilitating, preventing you from walking or even standing without experiencing pain. The spine specialists at University of Missouri Health Care can help you overcome spine conditions so you can enjoy an active life.

The Missouri Orthopaedic Institute is the only hospital dedicated solely to orthopaedic care in the region. We offer complete spine care in one place — including imaging, directed spinal injections, inpatient and outpatient back surgery, chiropractic care and physical therapy. We know how difficult it can be to experience spine problems, so we make care easy and convenient for you every step of the way.

Get expert spine care

Our team of experts include spine surgeons, non-operative spine specialists, physical therapists and more to work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to improve your spine health. Patients from across Missouri and the Midwest visit our experienced spine specialists for innovative treatment.

When you receive care at an academic health system like MU Health Care, you have access to the latest research and treatments for spine problems. Our spine team investigates and conducts new research into spine disorders and designs your care plan based on the most recent medical evidence. Our physicians strive to improve the future of spine care through advanced research and by teaching the next generation of doctors.

Our spine surgeons also work closely with trauma surgeons at our Level I Trauma Center to deliver fast care for severe spinal injuries. We treat serious spinal fractures and spinal cord injuries, providing long-term care and rehabilitation help to restore movement and function.

Spine injuries and conditions we treat

At MU Health Care, we offer comprehensive treatment for a broad range of spine injuries and conditions.

Our spine specialists treat:

  • Herniated disks
  • Kyphosis
  • Low back pain
  • Neck and spine arthritis
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pinched nerves (radiculopathy)
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Spinal deformities in children and adults
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal infections
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis

Your personalized treatment plan might include surgical or nonsurgical solutions to back problems. Your care team works with you to determine which treatments are right for you, such as medicines, physical therapy, back surgery or bracing. You’ll likely need a combination of these treatments to enjoy improved spine health and function.