Residents of the Central Coast who suffer from back pain have a local resource for the most advanced diagnostics and treatments available so they can stay close to home, work, family and friends.
Our Regional Spine Center offers a comprehensive and integrated program of care that begins with prevention and education and includes a variety of treatment options from medication and physical therapy to surgical procedures.
The Spine Center team features neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons who trained at some of the country's most prestigious universities and medical centers such as Yale, Harvard and Princeton. All are board-certified, and perform hundreds of procedures each year. Our interdisciplinary, seamless approach brings together surgeons, radiologists and other physicians, nurses certified in orthopedics by the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses, physical and occupational therapists, pain management professionals and case managers.
Case managers assist patients, their family and their doctor in making arrangements for care after leaving the hospital. Most patients will receive in-home or outpatient physical therapy for one to two weeks through Central Coast Visiting Nurse Association, an integral member of the Spine Center team.
During a pre-surgery orientation, patients learn what to expect, pre-surgery exercises, how to prepare themselves and their home for after the surgery and get answers to their questions.
Now, more people than ever are getting relief from debilitating pain and returning to the activities, career and sports they most enjoy. For more information on the Regional Spine Center of Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System explore this section of our website or call (831) 759-1978.