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Our spine specialists blend innovation and skill to help restore your movement and improve your quality of life. We offer comprehensive back pain management plans to help you overcome spine problems, so you can enjoy life with less pain. The Northwestern Medicine spine specialists are a highly-experienced, collaborative team comprised of board-certified physicians including neurosurgeons, orthopaedic spine surgeons, and physical medicine specialists, as well as nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors, all with training and experience in spine, back and neck care. To schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists, call 630.933.BACK (2225).

Specialty Care Areas

Cervical Myelopathy And Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Myelopathy and Cervical Radiculopathy both occur when the spinal cord is compressed and can cause varying loss of function or numbness.

Acute Spinal Cord Injury

An acute spinal cord injury is a sudden traumatic injury that can result in a bruise, a partial injury or a complete injury to the spinal cord.

Osteoporotic Fractures

Osteoporotic Fractures can occur in many joints but are most common in the spine where they can gradually develop, unnoticed, over years.

Adult Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, that people of all ages can have.


Kyphosis is a type of spinal deformity that's characterized by a curvature of the spine that causes a rounding of the back, creating a hunched or slouching posture.

Herniated Disk

A herniated disk is caused by a change in the structure of the normal disk, often due to a strain or injury.

Lumbar Decompression

Decompression is a surgical procedure intended to relieve pain caused by pinched nerves.

Lumbar Fusion

Lumbar Fusion is a procedure that fuses together damaged vertebrae to create a single, solid bone.

Spine Tumors

Northwestern Medicine offers comprehensive care for spine tumors, including rare tumors like chordoma. We offer one of the only Proton Centers in the region, and one of the world’s leading spine tumor surgeons.



  • Bone Densitometry
  • Electromyography and nerve conduction (EMG/NCV)
  • Myelography/Myelogram

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