There may come a time when back or neck pain may reduce the quality of your life. Everyday activities, such as walking, shopping, or housework can become difficult or unbearable. Taking part in favorite hobbies such as golf or bowling may be a thing of the past as conservative measures like diet, exercise, physical therapy and medications no longer provide relief or alleviate your back and neck pain. It may be time to consider back and neck surgery.
Our Comprehensive Approach
We have created a specialized program that brings together a team including an experienced expert surgeon with caring and specially trained nurses, therapists and other health professionals. Our goal is to provide seamless, coordinated care that reduces your pain and gets you back to your favorite activities as soon as possible.
Dedicated Center, Dedicated Team
Within our hospital, we have created a special inpatient area just for the care of our back and neck surgery. You will notice the difference right away with our recovering back and neck surgery patients wearing their own clothes, not hospital gowns.
Our specially trained therapists work closely with the nurses and your surgeon to get you up and about as soon as possible. Family members are encouraged to participate with you as your “coach” in the recovery process. They will learn about special exercises, medications and follow-up care, helping to make the transition home a smooth one.
Our staff has been hand-picked for their positive attitudes, motivational skills, and their desire to provide outstanding service. In addition, they have been specially trained to provide comprehensive clinical care for patients undergoing back and neck surgery.
Our Commitment to Excellence
We are continuously evaluating and measuring our performance to ensure that 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.
Education is Key to Your Recovery
We know the key to better outcomes is a commitment to comprehensive education for you and your family. Knowing what to expect each step of the way goes a long way to reducing stress and anxiety and preparing you for as smooth a recovery as possible.
Our comprehensive approach includes:
- An informative pre-operative class for patients and family.
- A Patient Guidebook with information and exercises to start before and after surgery.
- Daily newsletters continue while in the hospital that provide helpful hints.
- Tabletop displays answering the most frequently asked questions.
- An Orthopedic/Spine Patient Navigator to guide you through the entire process.
- Incentive Pathways that encourage your recovery process.
- Individual Therapy that motivates.
- A Reunion Luncheon to celebrate your recovery.
A Positive Approach to Back and Neck Treatment
We know that you have a choice of where to go for your back or neck procedure. Our goal is to ensure that your stay with us is as pleasant and as comfortable as possible. We have planned a number of special surprises for you to lift your spirits as you speed your way to a more active lifestyle.
We hold frequent seminars on the most common causes as well as the latest treatment options for back or neck pain. You’ll learn about the anatomy of the spine, as well as information on the newest procedures, medications, diet and exercise tips. Just give us a call for the time and location of our next seminar – we would love to see you!
Sentara Back & Neck Center
Sentara Obici Hospital
2800 Godwin Boulevard
Suffolk, VA 23434