When you have back pain, it can make everyday activities such as climbing stairs, driving a car or even sitting a challenge. Your spine and spinal cord are part of a complex network that serves many interconnected functions — from serving as your body’s structural support to helping you feel raindrops or sense temperature changes.
The types of injuries and causes of back pain vary widely. They can range from spine conditions present at birth, such as congenital scoliosis, to sports injuries, or arthritis- or aging-related degenerative disc conditions.
Whether you’re seeking preventive education, treatment for spine conditions or urgent care for a spinal cord injury, you'll benefit from the combined expertise of the spine care team at El Camino Hospital. From convenient outpatient procedures to overnight hospital stays in our comfortable private rooms, we offer services and surroundings that fulfill your healthcare needs.
Recognized for Excellence
El Camino Hospital is known for spine care expertise, including "Best Regional Hospital" recognition for specialized neurology and neurosurgery care from U.S. News & World Report. Our Los Gatos campus earned the Gold Seal of Approval for spinal fusion surgery from The Joint Commission, a healthcare accrediting organization. Both campuses are recognized for spine surgery expertise and quality by Blue Shield of California, earning designation as a Blue Distinction Center®.
A Wide Array of Specialists and Services
At El Camino Hospital, experts from several specialties will review your condition and work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan. Our spine care team includes orthopedic spine surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, pain management experts and other specialized clinicians.
Our comprehensive spinal services include:
- Less invasive treatment options. We draw from a wide range of surgical techniques to treat back pain. Our specialists choose the least invasive option, which can offer less discomfort and scarring, and a faster recovery.
- Advanced expertise in spinal fusion. Our specialists are highly skilled in spinal fusion to treat chronic back pain and specialize in treating spinal deformities.
- Specially designed facilities. Our facilities in Mountain View and Los Gatos — including the dedicated Orthopedic Pavilion — are ideal for people recovering from back surgery or joint procedures.
- Innovative options through clinical trials. You can gain access to some of the latest treatments by participating in a clinical research study.
- Comprehensive neurorehabilitation. We offer a full spectrum of rehabilitative care for brain and spinal injuries and disorders.
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