Spine Center

Spine Injuries Require the Best Care Available

Blue Ridge Orthopaedic & Spine Center has successfully treated spinal injuries, pain and spinal diseases throughout Northern Virginia, both operative and non-operative, and is an expert at diagnosing and providing accurate treatment.

At the Spine Center, treatment is chosen based on the type of condition and its severity. Degenerative disc disease, herniated disks and spinal stenosis may respond to physical therapy and therapeutic injections to impose the health of the joints and the connective tissue. Conditions causing pressure on the discs and spine may respond well to spinal decompression. Medication can be used for minor pain conditions and infections. Exercise and physical therapy can be used to treat many types of spinal cord injuries, while medication and rest may be all that is needed for a minor injury. Your back specialist at the Spine Center will perform a comprehensive array of diagnostic tests to determine which treatment will be the most effective at helping your condition.

The goal of any treatment at the Spine Center is to treat spine conditions without spine surgery, whenever possible. However, back surgery might be necessary because of the severity of the degeneration or the type of spinal disease. For instance, spinal tumors may need to be surgically removed, and spinal cord injuries, or serious disc injuries or diseases often require surgery to treat fully.

Operative and Non-Operative Spinal Treatment

Poor posture, trauma, improper lifting and aging can all injure your spine, and any type of damage to your back can cause a considerable amount of pain. Whether you have been slowed by an injury or the normal wear and tear of time, you are going to need the best care to provide long-term, lasting relief.

Our Spine Center physicians treat nearly every kind of condition, including:

  • Spinal Cord Injury — spinal trauma of the neck and back

  • Spinal Tumors and Infections —tumors or infections that affect the back or grow on the spine

  • Spinal Stenosis — narrowing of spaces in the spine and pressure on spinal cord

  • Degenerative Disc Disease —loss of cushioning discs between the spinal bones due to aging or injury, which can include a ruptured disc

  • Herniated Discs — spinal disc pushing through its exterior casing, or a bulging disc

  • Adult Degenerative Conditions of the Neck and Back, Including Scoliosis — additional degenerative conditions of the bones and ligaments of the neck and back that occur due to aging


Depending on the diagnosis and other factors, treatment for your back, spine and neck can include:

  • Medication

  • Pain Management

  • Physical Therapy

  • Exercise

  • Therapeutic Injections

  • Surgery

I have had back surgery with Dr. Seal and hip surgery with Dr. Wise. Both surgeries were successful with no complications. The staff at Blue Ridge are friendly and helpful. I have recommended it to my friends.

– Kaye J.

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