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Back and Spine

Neurosurgery patient
Neurosurgery patient

Why choose Ochsner for back and spine care?

At Ochsner Health's nationally recognized Back and Spine Center, a team of medical experts from multiple specialties works together to create a treatment plan that's unique to you, your pain and your goals.

Our dedicated back and spine treatment team delivers the most effective treatment and support available all in the same clinic. This means you won't have to travel to see multiple doctors at different locations for your care.

Our team includes fellowship trained orthopedists, neurosurgeons, pain specialists, physical therapists and more who will provide you with specialized knowledge that can make all the difference in treatment, quality of life and recovery. Their goal is to get you back to doing what you love.

Healthgrades rated the Ochsner Back and Spine Center as a top spine program in the United States with 5 stars.

The medical experts at Ochsner's Back and Spine Center treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Degenerative diseases of the spine
  • Spinal deformities including:
    • Complex adult spinal deformity
    • Complex pediatric spinal deformity
    • Chin on chest deformity
  • Scoliosis
  • Sagittal imbalance (when the spine is curved in such a way that you cannot stand up straight)
  • Kyphosis (an exaggerated, forward rounding of the upper back)
  • Cervical and lumbar disc herniations
  • Traumatic spinal fractures including:
  • Cervical fractures
  • Thoracic fractures
  • Lumbar fractures
  • Spinal infections
  • Tumors including:
    • Spinal tumors
    • Metastatic (cancer that has spread) and primary tumors
    • Tumors arising from neural structures
  • Tumors affecting the spinal column
  • Chiari malformations (structural defects in the base of the skull and cerebellum)
  • Nerve injuries and nerve tumors
  • Carpal tunnel and other nerve entrapment neuropathies (conditions in which a nerve becomes compressed, or entrapped between two other structures in the body)
  • Radiculopathy (pinched nerve)
  • Spinal stenosis (a narrowing of the spaces in your spine)
  • Cervical dystonia (rare movement disorder that causes neck muscles to contract involuntarily)
  • Sacroiliac joint pain (oain arising from the sacroiliac joint is one of the potential causes of low back pain)
  • Spondylolisthesis (when one of the bones in your spine — called a vertebra — slips forward and out of place)
  • Migraines
  • Trigeminal neuralgia (a chronic pain condition that affects the trigeminal or fifth cranial nerve, one of the most widely distributed nerves in the head)
  • Spinal infections

    Surgery should not always be the solution for back and spine pain. But when surgery is necessary, our team is here for you.

    Ochsner’s Back and Spine surgeons are experts in minimally invasive and advanced surgical approaches, giving our patients better results and quicker recovery times. The surgical and nonsurgical treatments we offer are:

    Surgical treatments:

    • Discectomy
    • Disc replacement
    • Kyphoplasty
    • Laminectomy
    • Minimally invasive spine surgery
    • Robotic spine surgery
    • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Fusion
    • Spinal cord stimulation
    • Spinal fusion
    • Spinal reconstruction
    • Vertebroplasty

    Nonsurgical treatments:

    • Botox therapy for migraines
    • Dry needling
    • Iovera – cryotherapy
    • Massage
    • Nerve blocks
    • Platelet-Rick Plasma
    • Radiofrequency ablation/rhizotomy
    • Steroid injections
    • Therapeutic exercise
    • Viscosupplementation injections

    Take a virtual tour of back and spine physical rehabilitation facility.

    Referring physicians can contact Ochsner Clinic Concierge, our dedicated physician referral line, at 1-855-312-4190. They can also contact our clinics at the numbers below.

    New Orleans: 504-842-2000

    Baton Rouge: 225-761-5200

    Slidell/Covington: 985-875-2727

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    Map of Ochsner-affiliated facilities that provide services related to Back and Spine

    Back and Spine Locations

    Ochsner Acadia General Hospital
    1305 Crowley Rayne Highway
    Crowley, LA 70526
    • Open 24/7
    Ochsner Ocean Springs Spine & Orthopedic Rehabilitation
    3603 Bienville Blvd, , Suite 200
    Ocean Springs, MS 39564
    • Mon – Fri: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
    Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center
    1214 Coolidge St.
    Lafayette, LA 70503
    • Open 24/7
    Ochsner LSU Health - St. Mary Medical Center
    915 Margaret Place
    Shreveport, LA 71101
    • Open 24/7
    Ochsner Health Center - South Tyler
    1203 South Tyler St. , Medical Office Building, Suite 220
    Covington, LA 70433
    • Mon–Fri: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Ochsner Medical Complex - The Grove
    10310 The Grove Blvd.
    Baton Rouge, LA 70836
    • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ochsner Health Center - Slidell Campus Bldg. 2
    105 Medical Center Drive, North Shore Two Bldg.
    Slidell, LA 70461
    Ochsner Health Center - Baptist Napoleon Medical Plaza
    2820 Napoleon Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    • Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m.-5 p.m.
    • Friday: 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Therapy & Wellness: Mon – Fri: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans
    1514 Jefferson Highway
    New Orleans, LA 70121
    • Open 24/7
    Slidell Memorial Hospital East
    100 Medical Center Drive
    Slidell, LA 70461
    • Open 24/7
    Ochsner Health Center - Covington
    1000 Ochsner Blvd.
    Covington, LA 70433
    • Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Ochsner Health Center - Tangipahoa
    41676 Veterans Ave.
    Hammond, LA 70403
    • Monday–Friday: 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Ochsner Baptist - A Campus of Ochsner Medical Center
    2700 Napoleon Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70115
    • Open 24/7