Comprehensive care for spine disorders.

The Comprehensive Spine Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has multiple specialists, diagnostic tools and treatment options in one center to care for your spine.

We have board certified, fellowship-trained pain management experts, physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons and neurologists. We collaborate with our physical therapists, radiologists, psychologists and nurse practitioners on a personalized care plan for you.

We apply all conservative measures before considering you as a surgical candidate. If your spine pain is affecting your quality of life, however, our spine surgeons can address the most challenging cases, helping people who have not found help elsewhere.

Why choose Ohio State's Comprehensive Spine Center for your treatment?

  • You will have the insights and expertise of an entire clinical team available to diagnose the source of your pain and help you achieve the highest level of function possible with the least-invasive treatment.
  • If you need surgery, our fellowship-trained surgeons perform more complex spine surgeries than any other medical center in central Ohio.
  • Our physical therapists specialize in spine disorders and injuries to restore you to maximum function. 
  • We are developing unique programs to analyze how activities and movements can put stress on the spine, and with our biomechanical testing (study of the action of external and internal forces on the body), we can predict when a job or functional activity could be injurious to your spine health.
  • You have the opportunity to participate in groundbreaking research and clinical trials through our associations with national and international spine organizations.
  • Through Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center registry, we track our patients’ outcomes, including physical function and quality of life, and compare these to national and international results to help us select the most effective treatment methods.

Albert Timperman, MD, interim director of the Comprehensive Spine Center, shares all of the services and treatments available in spine care at Ohio State.

Conditions We Treat

Conditions We Treat

Cervical Spinal Stenosis and Myelopathy

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center offers multiple options for the treatment of cervical spinal stenosis.

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Chronic Back Pain

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center will diagnose the severity of your chronic back pain and know which approach will restore you to the highest level of function possible with the least-invasive treatment.

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Degenerative Disc

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center offers multiple options for the treatment of degenerative disc disease. For the vast majority of patients, surgery is not necessary.

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Herniated Disc

The team at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center works together with you and pain specialists, physical therapists and surgeons to formulate an individualized treatment plan.

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center determines the source of your pain, accurately diagnose the severity of your condition and chooses the least-invasive treatment.

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Spinal Curvatures (Scoliosis and Kyphosis)

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center has a complete spinal deformity program that offers multiple options for the treatment of scoliosis and kyphosis.

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Spine Sprains, Strains, Fractures and Injuries

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center has specialists in pain management, surgery, physical therapy and other disciplines and works to create a personalized treatment plan for you.

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Spine Tumors

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove’s multidisciplinary brain and spine neuro-oncology clinic brings together a team of expert physicians to provide patients the benefit of the latest knowledge and techniques in related areas of specialization.

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Spondylolisthesis

Ohio State’s Comprehensive Spine Center offers all available treatment options for spondylolisthesis and considering your lifestyle and short- and long-term goals as we design a treatment plan uniquely for you.

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