Whether it means resuming walks with your dog, chasing grandchildren or kayaking Lake Washington, regaining a life worth living is defined differently for each of us. 脊柱中心 at Valley is here to help you live an active life without pain.

Valley's spine care helps patients return to an active lifestyle.

脊柱 Treatment and 手术 at 十大正规网赌软件

脊柱中心 at Valley 神经科学研究所 brings together neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the treatment of upper back, 下背部和颈部受伤. VNI specialists evaluate and treat many spine conditions:

  • 腰痛和脖子痛
  • Herniated or bulging vertebral discs
  • 脊柱不稳定
  • 退行性变化
  • 神经根压迫
  • 脊髓狭窄
  • 肿瘤切除
  • Traumatic (and compression) vertebral fractures
  • 感染
  • 脊髓房室瘘
  • 动静脉畸形(AVM)
  • Adult and pediatric spinal deformities

Back pain comes in many forms, affecting the lower, middle or upper back. Neck pain can occur from the base of the skull down to the shoulders, 上背部或手臂, restricting the range of movement of your head and neck. Pain in both cases can range from mild, dull, annoying pain, to persistent, severe, or disabling. Back and neck pain may be caused by a sudden or repetitive injury, 姿势不对, 骨折, 关节退行性变, 神经压力, 一个肿瘤, a narrowing or deformity of the spinal canal, and injury or overuse of muscles or ligaments. Some conditions are successfully treated with rehabilitation, or periodic use of medications. Other conditions may improve with surgery. 

VNI's 脊柱 Center provides personalized, state-of-the-art care for spine patients in a comfortable, 关爱环境. 因为VNI外科医生, 护士, medical technicians and therapists are experienced with spine patients' care pre- and post-surgery, they are better able to anticipate and address issues as they arise, helping get patients get back to a normal life. More than 85% of patients who have spine surgery at VNI are able to go 首页 and function in a 首页 environment at the end of the week following surgery.

Valley 神经科学研究所's 脊柱 Center is one of the only hospitals in the Pacific Northwest currently performing FDA-approved artificial disc replacement surgery on patients meeting the surgical criteria for this procedure.

除了, 脊柱中心 is one of the few medical centers in the Seattle area to offer cervical disc replacement as an alternative to spinal fusion. This cutting edge procedure treats symptoms such as arm pain or weakness caused by degenerative disc disease in the neck, while preserving motion in the neck.

Neurosurgeons at the 神经科学研究所 also perform these surgical procedures:

  • Decompressive laminectomies for stenosis
  • Laminectomies and discectomies for herniated discs
  • Posterior and anterior cervical fusions for disc problems
  • Instability or spinal cord compression
  • Posterior interbody and posterolateral thoracic and lumbar fusions for stenosis
  • 椎间盘问题和不稳定性
  • Removal and insertion of spinal instrumentation
  • Surgical reconstruction of spinal deformities
  • Revisions of previous spinal surgery

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Prepare for surgery: watch a recording of our Video to Watch Before 脊柱 手术 that explains what to expect and what you need to know.



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00:00 — 博士介绍. 汤普森
06:25 — General Information with Josh Grant PA-C
13:37 — 研讨会的目标
14:14 — 你在脊柱中心的住宿
15:50 — 为手术做准备
18:53 — 手术日
21:46 — 外科入院登记
22:01 — 在手术室里
22:44 — 恢复室(PACU)
24:35 — 疼痛管理
26:02 — 管理可能的风险
27:06 — 康复
28:00 — 切口护理
28:38 — 要回家了
29:57 — 家用设备
30:18 — 手术后该做什么和不该做什么



Rick was among the eighty percent of Americans who live with back pain. But when he began experiencing numbness in his leg, Rick knew it was time to seek help. 他去找了杰森·汤普森, MD, Orthopedic Medical Director of 脊柱中心 at 十大正规网赌软件. Dr. 汤普森 found that Rick’s vertebrae were markedly out of alignment, crushing his nerves. "Without surgery, he ran the risk of irreversible damage," he explains. Today Rick lives pain free and is doing the things he loves, including his greatest joy—being a dad.