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Back & Neck

Beating Back & Neck Pain

The spinal column is the master control system of the body.

Together, the neck, upper back, and lower back form a complex system of muscles, tendons, small joints, bones and nerves. With so many different parts doing so much work, things can sometimes go wrong—and when they do, the first signal is pain.

More than 80% of adults experience significant back or neck pain during their lifetime. The good news is that many treatment options are available. Depending on your condition, many of these treatments can be conservative. But, sometimes surgery, including many minimally invasive treatments, offer the most effective path back to an active and pain-free lifestyle.

Recent Posts

October 13, 2018

A rare spine surgery has a Gates Mills woman walking tall again

Angela Wyatt was in pain and had gone to many doctors before she found the Spine and Orthopedic Institute. ...continue reading

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June 4, 2018

St. Vincent Surgeon Performs Breakthrough Knee Revision Surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center’s Dr. Bernard Stulberg recently became the first orthopedic surgeon in the country to perform total knee revision surgery utilizing the latest GPS technology. The procedure marks a breakthrough in knee revision surg ...continue reading

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October 13, 2016

Back on the ice. Back to life.

Christina Ferfolia had a back injury that she thought was going to sideline her from high school hockey. Then she met Dr. George Friedhoff. ...continue reading

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October 13, 2016

Veteran police officer recovers from severe back pain with help from Dr. Blades

Rob Gaydosh worried that back pain would keep him off duty. Dr. Deborah Blades helped him get back on the job. ...continue reading

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October 13, 2016

A revolutionary doctor/patient relationship

With a lingering ankle injury flaring up, it looked to be curtains for Dave Zeih's performances. Dr. Michael Canales had a revolutionary solution. ...continue reading

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May 24, 2016

New options for spine surgery can cure that pain in your neck

Total disc replacement is a minimally invasive technique that preserves motion ...continue reading

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December 18, 2013

Live from the OR, it's total knee replacement surgery

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center takes viewers into surgery through unique partnership ...continue reading

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October 21, 2013

Dr. John Collis Named to “90 Spine Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know” list

Serves as co-medical director of the Spine and Orthopedic InstituteChicago - Becker's Spine Review released a list of "90 Spinal Surgeon Device Inventors & Innovators to Know." This list compiles ...continue reading

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