Overview

Cervical Spine Disorders

Your cervical spine houses and protects your spinal cord, carrying messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Northwestern Medicine brings you leading-edge treatment for all types of cervical spine injuries and disorders affecting adults and children. Your Northwestern Medicine spine team* includes:

  • Board-certified orthopaedic surgeons with training and experience in all areas of spine, back and neck care
  • Orthopaedic-trained nurses
  • Skilled rehabilitation professionals

These specialists work together to help you overcome cervical spine problems so you can enjoy life with less pain.

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center

The Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital uses the very latest surgical techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders. By making use of leading-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center offers programs for the management of:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine oncology
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Failed neck or back surgery syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Rheumatologic disorders of the spine
  • Spinal fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related back and neck injuries

The Spine Center works with the departments of:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Neurological Surgery

It also works with divisions of:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Musculoskeletal Radiology

This provides a truly interdisciplinary approach to managing diseases of the spine.

To schedule an appointment at the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center, please call 855.466.7746.

Spine Tumor Program

The Spine Tumor Program, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) uses a comprehensive approach that incorporates the talents of specialists from various disciplines and makes use of leading-edge technology is employed in the treatment of all benign and malignant tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

The surgical team uses advanced technology, including:

  • Stealth navigational instruments
  • Operative microscope
  • Sophisticated neurological monitoring
  • Complex spinal instruments
  • Intraoperative computed tomography (CT) scanning

This enables the team to not only treat the most complex spinal tumors, but it also enables them to perform extensive reconstructive procedures.

To schedule an appointment at the CCOSC, please call 855.466.7746.

The Joint & Spine Center

Our multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and nutritionists have decades of experience. Working together in this dedicated unit, each team member is specially trained in orthopaedics—which means advanced skill and better care after surgery. Furthermore, they are passionate about getting you on your feet again and back to the life you love—oftentimes within three days of your surgery.

At the Joint & Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care, you’ll have the best personalized care available, as well as the same amenities you've come to associate with Lake Forest Hospital, including:

  • Private, individually decorated and spacious rooms
  • Fresh Bedside Bistro® room service cuisine
  • Your own personal therapist who will develop training sessions based on your needs
  • Counseling from nutritionists with personal recommendations to improve your lifestyle
  • 24/7 access to a sun-drenched rehabilitative gym on the unit with monitored, personal therapy

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

The Spine Center

The Spine Center, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) at Northwestern Medicine Glenview Outpatient Center uses the latest techniques to treat acute and chronic spinal disorders. The Spine Center specialists provide physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurological surgery, neuroradiology and neuropsychology. By making use of leading-edge techniques and technology, regenerative- and nanotechnology-based bone graft substitutes, computer-navigated surgery, minimally-invasive spine surgery and stereotactic radiosurgery, the Northwestern Medicine Spine Center offers programs for the management of:

  • Spinal deformity
  • Spine oncology
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Failed neck or back surgery syndrome
  • Peripheral nerve compression syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve injuries
  • Rheumatologic disorders of the spine
  • Spinal fractures and other traumatic injuries
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports-related back and neck injuries

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

Spine Tumor Program

The Spine Tumor Program, part of the Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care (CCOSC) uses a comprehensive approach that incorporates the talents of specialists from various disciplines and makes use of leading-edge technology is employed in the treatment of all benign and malignant tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

The surgical team uses advanced technology, including:

  • Stealth navigational instruments
  • Operative microscope
  • Sophisticated neurological monitoring
  • Complex spinal instruments
  • Intraoperative computed tomography (CT) scanning

This enables the team to not only treat the most complex spinal tumors, but it also enables them to perform extensive reconstructive procedures.

To schedule an appointment at the Lake Forest Hospital CCOSC, please call 847.535.8500.

To schedule an appointment at the Glenview CCOSC, please call 847.724.4536.

From acute injuries to joint pain, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offers comprehensive care for all types of conditions affecting your bones and joints, including:

  • Arch, heel and toe pain
  • Arthritis
  • Foot and ankle problems
  • Fractures
  • Hand, wrist and elbow problems
  • Hip problems
  • Joint deterioration
  • Knee problems
  • Muscle sprain and tendon injuries
  • Nerve and neuromuscular problems
  • Orthopaedic-related diabetes complications
  • Osteoporosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder problems
  • Spinal injuries or pain
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trauma

To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic specialists, please call 630.225.2663.

Integrated Spine Program

The spine specialists from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital and Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital offer the latest advances in spine care at convenient office locations in the western suburbs. Including:

Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care Bartlett
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Carol Stream
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Geneva
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Glen Ellyn
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Naperville
Northwestern Medicine Convenient Care St. Charles
Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group Warrenville
Northwestern Regional Medical Group Winfield

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).

Legal Information
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In the spirit of keeping you well-informed, some of the physician(s) and/or individual(s) identified are neither agents nor employees of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare or any of its affiliate organizations. They have selected our facilities as places where they want to treat and care for their private patients.