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Surgical Relief for Back Pain

KishHealth System Spine Center patient awaits treatment.

If back, neck, or arm pain is affecting your quality of life, it may be time to consider spine surgery. The Spine Center at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb offers a proven, comprehensive approach to spine surgery when other conservative measures such as diet, exercise, physical therapy, chiropractic care, and medications aren’t working to relieve your pain.

Spine Conditions We Treat

The skilled surgeons at the Spine Center take a proven, comprehensive approach to spine surgery making it a destination for people from across northern Illinois seeking treatment for a range of spine conditions, including:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Lumbar radiculopathy
  • Lumbar spondylosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Ruptured disc
  • Bulging disc

Spine Surgery in DeKalb

The Spine Center brings together our participating expert surgeons, caring and specially trained nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and technicians to provide seamless, coordinated care. Our minimally invasive spine surgeries will get you back to your favorite activities quickly and safely.

Why Choose the Spine Center at Kishwaukee Hospital

We use the most current evidence-based practices, from pre-op education to surgery and post-operative care. Our approach:

  • Helps patients manage post-operative upper back pain, lower back/leg pain, and neck/arm pain
  • Reduces the risk of complications
  • Maximizes outcomes
  • Increases patient satisfaction
  • Gets you back to your favorite activities faster

Over 90% of our patients are discharged home within 2-3 days, without the need for inpatient rehabilitation at a nursing home.

Hear what our patients say about their spine surgery experience at the Spine Center.

Patient Education

We believe the key to better outcomes is a commitment to superior education for patients and their families. To help reduce anxiety and make sure you know what to expect from your surgery, we provide:

  • Engaging community outreach seminars
  • An informative pre-operative class for you and your family members
  • Online information explaining specific procedures
  • A patient guidebook
  • Daily newsletters while in the hospital

Contact Us

Make an appointment with our Spine Care Coordinator to learn more about our patient-centered process for back surgery or to schedule a tour.

Dave Smith, Spine Care Coordinator


Available guidebooks for download

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