One of the most important groups of bones in the body, the spine guards the spinal cord-a nerve freeway controlling all of the body's functions. For this reason, an injury to the spine can impact the entire body.
The Bone and Joint Institute at Advocate Christ Medical Center features some of the best trained spine specialists in the area who care for nearly 200 patients every week. Our board certified and fellowship trained surgeons perform more complex spine surgeries and instrumented spine procedures than almost any other facility in the south and southwest suburbs.
We provide all aspects of spinal care to treat patients with deformities, degeneration, trauma and infection of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Conditions treated include:
Patients at Christ Medical Center have access to the most effective procedures to treat the full spectrum of spinal conditions and injuries. We perform minimally invasive microdiscectomies on an outpatient basis that allow patients to return home the same day and return to normal activities with a 90% success rate. Our spine surgeons also specialize in revision surgeries for failed spine surgeries and spinal fusions that have not healed.
Surgeons at Christ Medical Center use all non-surgical treatments available before recommending and operation. We offer a complete range of treatments including: