Spine Disorders (Orthopaedic Services)
Orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in the spine are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage back and neck disorders. Surgery on the spine is indicated for a variety of disorders, including procedures to treat nerve compression in the spine such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and sciatica; spinal deformities such as scoliosis; and traumatic and degenerative conditions of the spine.
The UAB Department of Orthopaedic Surgery features spine surgeons who have received advanced subspecialty training in the latest diagnostic and treatment techniques for the full range of spine conditions. They use the most up-to-date technology available to aid in the diagnosis of your condition, such as MRI and CT imaging. UAB spine surgeons also work closely with other medical specialties, including physical rehabilitation and interventional pain management, to develop a comprehensive care plan that offers the greatest chance of restoring or improving mobility and reducing or eliminating pain. As members and leaders of national specialty societies such as the Scoliosis Research Society, the North American Spine Society, AO Spine of North America, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, our spinal surgeons have devoted their careers to studying and researching spinal conditions and treatments. They are also dedicated to training and educating the next generation of spine surgeons through residency and fellowship programs.
UAB is an active participant in research and clinical trials. We encourage you to speak to your physician about research and clinical trial options and browse the link below for more information.View Clinical Trials