Banner image

Spine surgery

Spine surgery is used to correct problems with the vertebrae (bones) or the disks (soft cushions) in the spine. This includes the neck, middle and lower back.

Learn more

Spine surgery can also relieve pain caused by pressure on nerves near the spine and spinal cord. These problems may be due to injury, curvature or conditions like arthritis.

Related links

Source: John Nasseff Neuroscience Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Reviewed by: Joseph H Perra, MD, Twin Cities Spine Center

First published: 1/14/2010
Last reviewed: 1/14/2010