When you are suffering from back pain, you want relief, fast. Cooper University Health Care’s multidisciplinary team of spine specialists can help ease your pain and improve your quality of life using the latest treatments and technologies available.
Our spine doctors excel at diagnosing and treating a wide range of spinal conditions, using both surgical and nonsurgical techniques.
Why Choose Cooper for Spine Care?
Expertise: As South Jersey’s leading academic health system and only Level 1 Trauma Center, the board-certified spine specialists at Cooper are experts in the latest spine care guidelines and most advanced technology to help people of all ages with all spine issues - from the more common to the most complex. Cooper is also home to a leading cancer center, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, and the only Level II pediatric trauma center in the Delaware Valley, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper.
Team approach: The Cooper Spine Center is jointly led by the Neurosurgery and Orthopaedics teams. With more than 900 providers in over 75 specialties and more than 100 outpatient offices, Cooper makes it easy for patients to receive spine care within one health care system, improving access to care, quality of care, and the overall patient experience.
Focused and personalized care: The Cooper Spine Center is focused on a whole-patient approach to ensure all aspects of a patient’s health and well-being are assessed and incorporated into the care plan. In addition to having access to a spine physician and/or advanced practice provider, each patient is assigned a spine nurse coordinator for continued care coordination and support to ensure all questions and needs are met in a timely manner. The Spine Center offers both in-person and telemedicine visits to best meet your needs with convenient appointment options.
Advanced surgical options and technology: As an academic health system, Cooper prioritizes research and education and invests in the latest technologies, offering patients specialized services and innovative treatments not available at other hospitals. This means higher quality of care, less invasive surgical options, quicker recovery, and successful outcomes.
Spine and Back Pain Conditions We Treat
Our neurosurgical and orthopaedic experts treat a wide range of back and spine conditions, including:
- Ankylosing spondylitis (an inflammatory arthritis affecting the spine and large joints)
- Bulging disc
- Cervical fracture (broken neck or spine)
- Cervical strain (whiplash)
- Herniated disc (lumbar disc disease)
- Minimally invasive spine surgery
- Tumors of the spinal cord and vertebrae
- Metastatic spine fractures
- Sciatica (pain originating in the spine that radiates down the back of the leg)
- Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
- Spinal cord injury
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Spinal trauma
- Osteoporotic compression fractures
Nonsurgical Spine Services
Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care, addressing the root cause of a patient’s spinal conditions and back pain. Patients often do not require surgery and find relief from their pain from a comprehensive, nonsurgical care plan. Cooper offers many nonsurgical treatment options, including but not limited to:
- Advanced diagnostic imaging
- Pain modulation techniques
- Pain management through medication
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Proper posture and body mechanics training
- Therapeutic injections
Advanced Surgical Options
When surgery is necessary, Cooper offers many approaches to foster quicker recovery and a more rapid return to daily activities with less pain. We offer the latest surgical treatment options including:
Image-guided and minimally invasive spinal procedures to aid with spinal fusion
Kyphoplasty, a safe and effective way to relieve pain and stabilize spine fractures (vertebral compression fractures), the most common type of osteoporotic fracture
Discectomy, an option for a bulging or herniated disc that limits activities and has not responded to conservative treatment, such as medication or physical therapy
Laminectomy to remove part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina) to relieve compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots resulting from injury, herniated disk, spinal stenosis (narrowing of the canal), or tumors
Spinal cord stimulation through a device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to nerves along the spinal column to modify or block nerve activity that causes pain sensations
Spinal fusion to treat broken vertebrae, spinal deformities, spinal weakness, spinal instability, and chronic low back pain