OrthoVirginia Specialties

Spine

Do you believe you need spine surgery?  Problems of the back and neck are a common source of pain that not only cause physical impairment but can affect quality of life. Spinal conditions can be very debilitating.

As many as 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. Comprised of 24 vertebrae, supporting discs, the spinal cord, nerves, and numerous muscles and tendons, the spine is one of the most complex areas of the human body. Because of the intricacy of the spine, every back pain sufferer needs individualized assessment and treatment options. When the source of the pain results from injury or disease, prompt evaluation and care is necessary in order for patients to avoid serious and often painful consequences.

Accurate diagnosis for the pain is imperative so that the most effective treatment can be initiated. Our board certified and fellowship trained specialists in spine surgery will develop the best treatment plan for you. All conservative options are considered before surgical intervention is discussed. Modalities for pain relief of the spine include exercise, medication, physical therapy and epidural steroid injections. However, should you require an operation our surgeons are trained in the most simple to the most complex surgical procedures of the spine.

Specialty Education

 

Common Conditions

  • Cervical Disc Herniation (cervical radiculopathy)
  • Cervical Stenosis (Myelopathy)
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation (lumbar radiculopathy)
  • Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar Stenosis

Spine Physicians

OV Lynchburg Physicians

Joseph Orchowski, MD, FAOA

View Profile

OV Northern Virginia Physicians

Ronald C. Childs, MD

View Profile

Steven S. Hughes, MD

View Profile

H. Edward Lane, III, MD

View Profile

B. Thomas Mazahery, MD

View Profile

Tushar Ch. Patel, MD

View Profile

OV Richmond Physicians

Adam C. Crowl, MD

View Profile

Steven M. Fiore, MD

View Profile

Joshua P. Herzog, MD

View Profile

E. Claiborne Irby, Jr., MD

View Profile

Joseph S. Kim, MD

View Profile

Christopher K. Kim, MD

View Profile

Warren B. Kirby, MD

View Profile

Daniel C. Martin, MD

View Profile

Rick J. Placide, MD

View Profile

Abilio A. Reis, MD

View Profile

Thomas N. Scioscia, MD

View Profile

Charles W. Vokac, MD

View Profile

Alane - Lumbar Spine Surgery

Read Story

Colleen - ACDF C4-C7

Read Story

Bill - Laminectomy, Disk Fusion

Read Story

Harvey - Consultation

Read Story

Anita - Laminectomy and Fusion of 2nd and 3rd Lumbar Vertebrae

Read Story

Stephen - Revision Reconstruction Spine Surgery

Read Story

Antoine - Lumbar Disk Surgery (L4/L5)

Read Story

Patti - Back Surgery

Read Story

Marley - Extensive Spinal Fusion

Read Story

James - Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Read Story

Mike - Lumbar spine fusion

Read Story

Kristie - ACDF

Read Story

Michele - Micro Disc Surgery on L-5

Read Story

Carla - Hip Arthroscopy and Fusion

Read Story

Dave - Lumbar Spinal Fusion and Laminectomy

Read Story

Bill - C-spine fusion, L-spine fusion, Laminectomy at both sites

Read Story

Clay - Cervical Decompression

Read Story

Walter - Lumbar Fusion

Read Story

Debbie - Spinal Surgery

Read Story

John - Spine Surgery

Read Story

Lisa - Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Read Story

Brett - Cervical Disc Replacement

Read Story

Jeanette - Spinal Fusion

Read Story

Tom - Computer-Assisted Robotic Spine Surgery

Read Story

Patson - Herniated Disc

Read Story

Erin - Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis

Read Story

Dennis - Lumbar Disk Surgery (L4/L5)

Read Story

Sheila - Back Surgery

Read Story

Gina

Read Story

Jonathan - Lumbar Spine Surgery

Read Story

Pat - Back Surgery, Hand Surgery, Shots in my Knees

Read Story

Letticia - Fusion - Spinal Stenosis/Spondylosis/Neck Surgery

Read Story