Jefferson University Hospitals

Low Back Pain

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Pain in your lower back may be ignored until the pain becomes debilitating. There is no need to live with chronic low back pain. Consistently rated among the best in the region for Orthopedics and Rehabilitation by U.S.News & World Report, Jefferson's multidisciplinary team of orthopedists, neurosurgeons, rheumatologists, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), therapists and radiologists can diagnose and treat your low back pain.

Arthritic Pain

If your pain is from arthritis, our rheumatologists utilize the latest methods for diagnosis and treatment, including enrollment in clinical trials of the most novel therapeutic agents for this condition. We have state-of-the-art Infusion Centers at two locations, Center City Philadelphia and Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.

Chronic Pain

If your low back pain lasts for more than three months, it is considered chronic. For chronic pain management, our pain management-trained anesthesiologists, psychologists and nurses offer the latest advances in both technological and psychological treatments. Our specialists provide a comprehensive, pain-focused evaluation of patients with chronic pain and provide leading-edge treatments such as nerve root block therapy, long-term intraspinal infusions and radiofrequency neurotomy.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Jefferson offers a wide variety of minimally invasive procedures, some of which are not offered by any other program in the Philadelphia region. Our orthopedic surgeons are considered pioneers in the development of minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), which helps to reduce the risk of infection, decrease pain, reduce blood loss and facilitate faster recovery.

Rehabilitation Services

Outpatient consultation and rehabilitation therapy services are available to patients of all age ranges, including neonate, pediatric, adult and geriatric. The rehabilitation therapists practice an interdisciplinary team approach, working with referring physicians, physiatrists (rehabilitation physicians), nurse practitioners and case managers to ensure comprehensive quality services are delivered.

Integrative Therapies

As a complement to more traditional therapies, an integrative approach can be an additional solution for unresolved pain complaints and to improve strength and functional mobility. The team of physiatrists, lifestyle experts and musculoskeletal specialists of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health as well as the acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners of the Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program can make a big difference.

Make an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with the specialists at Jefferson Health.