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Orthopedic Specialties: Spine

Spine Anatomy

Spine Anatomy


Comprehensive Spine Care with Ortho Rhode Island


Back pain affects four out of five Americans in their lifetime, and spine conditions can reduce quality of life, interfere with everyday activities, and result in missed work days. These conditions can occur from the neck to the lower back, and vary in symptoms and severity. Our spine specialists will work with you to understand the cause of your pain and to develop an individualized care plan based on non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

Ortho Rhode Island embraces innovation to produce better patient outcomes. If you and your spine specialist decide to move forward with operative treatment, robotic-assisted spine surgery with ExcelsiusGPS might be right for you.

Our Approach

Our spine specialists focus on understanding your symptoms, your treatment goals, and the impact of your condition on your quality of life. This patient-centered care offers guidance, encourages informed decision-making, and empowers you to determine what’s right for your treatment.

We believe spine surgery should be a last option. Back pain can often be resolved through non-surgical methods such as physical therapy and medication. This conservative approach can provide pain relief and help restore mobility without surgery, so you can get back to your life. If the problem doesn’t respond to non-operative measures, or if neurologic function is impaired, operative care focuses on comprehensive treatment tailored to you and your lifestyle.

Leadership in Innovation

We believe the marriage of technology and medicine leads to safer, more effective treatment for healthier, happier patients. As a leader in emerging orthopedic technology, Ortho Rhode Island is pioneering state-of-the-art orthopedic tools and techniques:

Robotic-assisted Spine Surgery with ExcelsiusGPS

Ortho Rhode Island Spine Specialists
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