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Spine Care Center

Spine Care Center

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What Do You Know About Taking Care of Your Back?

Oh, my aching back! Back pain is one of the most common complaints patients bring to the doctor's office. But how serious is it? Take this quiz and see how much you know about back care.

1. How many vertebrae are in the spinal column?
2. How many Americans will experience back pain in their lifetime?
3. What's the most common cause of backaches?
4. Which article of women's clothing stresses the back the most?
5. Which of these symptoms may indicate a serious back strain or injury?
6. How long should you rest in bed if you experience back pain?
7. Which of these is the proper way to avoid straining your back when you lift a heavy object?
8. An older woman who experiences localized back pain may be suffering from which of these?
9. Which position rests your back best when you sleep?
10. What's the best way to prevent lower-back pain?

Excellence in Spine Surgery

There may come a time when back or neck pain reduces the quality of your life. Everyday activities such as walking, shopping, or housework can become difficult or unbearable as conservative measures like diet, exercise, physical therapy and medications no longer provide relief or alleviate your pain. If this is you, it may be time to consider spine surgery.

Broward Health North offers several specialized procedures, including anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, lumbar fusion, lumbar laminectomy and lumbar microdiscectomy, as part of a comprehensive program featuring an interdisciplinary team approach and pre-operative and post-operative patient education.

The Spine Care Center features a team of expert surgeons, nurses, therapists, pain management specialists, and technicians specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing back and neck surgery.

Dedicated Place, Dedicated People

Our team of experts, including surgeons, nurses, therapists, pain management specialists, and technicians, work closely with you in a structured recovery program, including pre-operative and post-operative patient and family education, a patient guidebook outlining what to expect each step of the way and daily newsletters while in the hospital. Family members, referred to as “coaches,” are encouraged to participate with the recovery process, learning about special exercises, medications and follow-up care.

Superior Education
We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to superior education for you and your family. Our comprehensive approach includes:
  • Engaging Community outreach seminars
  • An informative pre-op orientation for patients and family
  • A Patient Guidebook
  • Daily newsletters while in the hospital
  • Educational wall displays answering the most frequently asked questions

Our Commitment to Excellence

We know you have a choice of where to go for your procedure. Our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. We are continuously evaluating and measuring our performance to ensure we provide the highest quality program possible, tailored to each and every patient. Our team meets regularly with a focus on maintaining clinical and service excellence in all aspects of your spine surgery experience.

Broward Health North offers continued specialized care through our Outpatient Rehabilitation Department should you need it. Please speak with your physician to obtain a prescription.

If you have questions about the Spine Care Center, please call 954-786-6637. 

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