Also part of the UPMC family:
Also part of the UPMC family:

Spinal Conditions and Back Pain Treatments

UPMC Content 3

Neurosurgeons at UPMC utilize the least invasive, most effective treatments for back and spine conditions. Our team of spinal specialists offer traditional as well as minimally invasive surgical treatment options for spinal disorders, back injuries, and lower back pain.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery uses advanced techniques and technology to treat spinal condition without causing undue injury to the surrounding soft tissues.

Minimally invasive spine surgery options include:

Pain Management

UPMC offers a comprehensive range of pain management services for patients suffering from acute or chronic pain due to spine conditions.

Pain management treatment options include:

Traditional Surgery

UPMC also offers traditional surgery depending on the patient’s condition and complexity of the diagnosis.

Traditional surgery options include:

Spine Oncology

Our experts in spine oncology use a comprehensive approach, collaborate with colleagues from other department, and state-of-the-art technology, to provide the most advanced treatment of tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

Spine oncology treatment options include:

  • Conventional radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy

Sterotactic Spine Radiosurgery

UPMC is one of the world’s leading centers for brain and spine stereotactic radiosurgery. To treat spine tumors, it delivers high doses of radiation to tumors of the spine and spinal cord.

Learn more about Sterotactic Spine Radiosurgery »


Spine Radiosurgery: An Alternative Approach
Dr. Peter Gerszten discusses the advantages to spine radiosurgery treatment for patients.


Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery
Drs. Kanter and Okonkwo discuss minimally invasive surgery for complex scoliosis.


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Dr. Adam Kanter describes the advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery.

Find a Doctor

Browse UPMC doctors and medical professionals to find the care that's right for you. Customize your search by specialty, zip code, last name, and more.


Visit the UPMC Find a Doctor website.
Make an Appointment

Find important information on scheduling your appointment or finding a doctor or service that meets your needs.


Request an appointment now.
Find a Location

Browse addresses and contact information for our network of hospitals, specialty care practices, and community health locations.


Find a UPMC location near you.
Pay Your Bill

Learn more about how to pay your UPMC bill. Find resources including payment methods and contact information for assistance.


Pay your bill now.
Find a Career

Advance your career with UPMC. Discover our latest job listings and learn about our values and career pathways.


Find your ideal career at UPMC.