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UPMC Specialty Care

The UPMC Specialty Care brings together a team of experts to treat back and neck pain — all under one roof. We offer an integrated approach to restoring spine health, featuring highly advanced imaging and diagnostics, and cutting-edge treatments.

Our multidisciplinary team is specially trained in diagnosing and treating neck and back pain, spine disorders, and spine injuries. They work together to provide appropriate and effective treatment, meeting weekly to review and discuss your care, evaluate your progress, and formulate customized treatment plans.

Experts at the UPMC Specialty Care include:

  • Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Neurologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Physiatrists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Sports Medicine Specialists
  • Pain Management Specialists
  • Diagnostic Imaging Specialists

Conditions We Treat

The highly trained experts work together to diagnose and treat a variety of spinal disorders, including:

  • Arthritis of spine joints or spine
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disorders
  • Compression fractures of the spine
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Facet joint degeneration
  • Herniated/ruptured disks
  • Myelopathy and radiculopathy
  • Neurofibroma
  • Osteoporosis of the spine
  • Pinched nerve
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stenosis
  • Spinal Infections
  • Tethered spinal cord

Patient Care

Back and neck pain can sometimes be successfully treated without surgery. Our physicians work closely with physical therapists, as well as pain management and rehabilitation specialists to create personalized treatment plans for each patient.

These services plus more are available at the UPMC Specialty Care:

  • Diagnostic imaging — including the Caring Suite
  • Pain management
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Spine physician evaluation and follow up services

Multiple appointments can be scheduled on the same day, a convenience that patients and families appreciate. Parking is free and accessible.

About the Caring Suite

Our advanced diagnostic imaging suite includes a wide-opening MRI, housed in the Caring Suite. The Caring Suite offers a serene environment designed to calm your senses. Its interactive design lets you choose special mood lighting, music, and high quality nature photography — all designed to reduce stress and anxiety. You also can bring your own compatible device to enjoy favorite photos, music, and videos.

When Surgery Is Needed

Our team of surgeons, doctors, and therapists provide comprehensive pre- and post-operative care to help maximize the success of your surgical procedure.

Our nationally respected surgeons offer the latest non-invasive neck and spine procedures at the state-of-the-art Patient Pavilion at nearby UPMC Passavant-McCandless. The pavilion features three dedicated neurosurgical operating suites, as well as spacious, private patient rooms.