Back & Spinal Care at Grand View Hospital
If you have back pain, you live with its consequences every day - pain, limited movement, poor quality of life. At Grand View Hospital, we offer highly-advanced techniques and treatments, all designed to help you get back to the activities you enjoy - with less pain.
Conditions Treated at Grand View Hospital
Back pain can have many causes, ranging from a herniated disc to fractures of the spine. Conditions we treat include:
- Herniated disc (slipping or breaking of a disc between the vertebrae)
- Kyphosis (curving of the upper spine, also known as hunchback)
- Scoliosis (curving of the mid or lower spine)
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spine)
- Spondylolisthesis (slipping of a vertebrae onto another vertebrae)
- Vertebral compression fractures (breaking of a vertebrae)
- Vertebral injuries
- Weak or unstable spine
Leading-Edge Diagnostic Services to Identify Spinal Problems
At Grand View, you have access to leading-edge diagnostic tools that enable your physician to effectively pinpoint the cause of your back pain:
- Digital X-ray
- Multi-slice CAT Scan
- MRI (including open MRI)
Physical Therapy to Treat Back and Neck Pain
Licensed physical therapists at Grand View work with you to develop a therapy plan that meets your specific needs and helps you reach your goals. Our physical therapy services:
The McKenzie Method of Back and Neck Care
A comprehensive approach to spine care that emphasizes self-treatment under the supervision of a physical therapist, the McKenzie Method focuses on three important steps:
- Accurate assessment
- Targeted treatment
- Pain prevention
Your physical therapist will teach you important self-care concepts and provide hands-on techniques to help eliminate your current pain and help prevent future problems.
Sports Injury Rehabilitation
If your back or neck pain is from a sports-related injury, sports injury rehabilitation is available through:
Surgical Treatments for Back Pain
For many people, surgery is the right choice to treat back pain. Our surgical team, including a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and highly-trained staff, uses leading-edge techniques to perform a wide-range of procedures, all designed to relieve your pain. Procedures include:
Ernest Cope, MD
||Meet Ernest Cope, III, MD
Orthopaedic & Spinal Surgeon
Dr. Cope is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in spinal surgery. He earned his medical degree from The Medical College of Pennsylvania and completed his internship and residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Cope completed a fellowship in spinal surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University Spinal Cord Injury Center. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the North American Spine Society (NASS).
Talk with Your Doctor
If you suffer from back pain, talk to your doctor. Together, you will decide the best treatment for you. To find a physician, call the Grand View Information Line at 215-453-4300 or find a physician online.
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