Get Back to the Life You Love! The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase

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1 Get Back to the Life You Love! The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase

2 The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase Relief from Pain, Restoration of Function Non-surgical, Minimally Invasive and Complex Surgical Treatments Board-certified, Fellowship-trained Spinal Experts Comprehensive, Convenient, Coordinated Care for Adults and Children

3 Restoring Body and Spirit If you suffer from neck or back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. In fact, spinal pain is one of the leading causes of both temporary and permanent disability in the United States today, affecting nearly 8 out of 10 Americans at some point. Moreover, its impact on quality of life can be as devastating and demoralizing as its physical toll. Whatever the cause of your discomfort, the experts at the MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase are here to help. We are one of only a few centers in the area qualified to care for both adults and children. Our collaborative team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians in neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, pediatric spine surgery and physiatry, along with specialists in psychology and physical therapy. Using a multidisciplinary approach, we assure that each patient receives an accurate diagnosis toward achieving an optimal outcome. Our goal is to provide high quality relief safely and effectively to help you get back to the life you love. 1

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5 Comprehensive, Convenient, Coordinated Care The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase is like nothing else available in the area today. Under one roof, you will find the area s first true, collaboration of specialists dedicated to treating all spinal conditions with a full range of non-surgical, minimally invasive and complex surgical techniques. It s an ideal approach to assure comprehensive, convenient and coordinated care. What We Offer A multidisciplinary team of physician experts, working together for your benefit Experienced outpatient consultation and follow-up Sophisticated imaging for prompt and accurate diagnosis Outpatient pain assessment and management Physical therapy evaluation and referral by specialists from the top-rated MedStar National Rehabilitation Network Convenient location with on-site parking and bus and Metro stops nearby Our Team The MedStar Spine Center features an experienced team of boardcertified, fellowship-trained physicians along with other specialists trained in the field: Physiatrists Physicians trained in physical medicine and rehabilitation who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal conditions. Physiatrists use a variety of approaches to treat back and neck pain non-surgically, including interventional spine injections. These specialists are often your first contact in the evaluation and treatment process. 3

6 Spine Surgeons Experts in either neurosurgery or orthopaedic surgery who focus exclusively on conditions affecting the spine that cannot be relieved through other means. Each patient is first carefully evaluated to achieve the most effective and long-lasting outcome through the most appropriate minimally invasive or complex surgical technique. Pediatric Spine Surgeons Specialty surgeons with additional fellowship training in pediatric spine conditions. The MedStar Spine Center is one of the few in the area to care for children ages 10 and up. Psychologists Experts who help patients cope with both the physical and emotional aspects of pain. Psychologists teach relaxation techniques, help patients build new coping skills and adopt lifestyle changes to help address pain-related anxiety or depression. Physical Therapists Rehabilitation specialists who work hand-inhand with your physician to help reduce pain and restore function through strengthening, flexibility, stabilization and mobility techniques. At the Spine Center, our physical therapists provide assessment, advice and, when needed, referral to one of MedStar National Rehabilitation Network s 50 full-service physical therapy and rehabilitation locations throughout the Baltimore/Washington region, including the Barlow Building and nearby Friendship Heights sites. Conditions We Treat Structural problems o Scoliosis o Spinal stenosis o Degenerative disc disease o Spondylolysis o Spondylolisthesis o Disc herniation o Myelopathy o Bone fractures o Bone infection o Rheumatoid arthritis o Pinched nerves o Bone spurs o Radiculopathy Cysts and tumors, both cancerous and benign Conditions caused by traumatic injury 4

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8 How We Work At the MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase, we offer a full spectrum of outpatient treatments, consultation and follow-up for both acute and chronic back and neck conditions. Treatment is tailored to the specific needs of each individual and always starts with the most conservative approach possible. Upon arrival, you are evaluated by one of our physiatrists as the first step toward an accurate diagnosis. As part of the process, you may need imaging studies using X-ray or other technology available on-site for your convenience. Many patients can be helped through the Center s various non-surgical treatment options. For the less than 10 percent who see little or no improvement, the physiatrist will recommend a consultation at the Chevy Chase site with one of our spine surgeons. Should surgery be needed, procedures are performed at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, with many patients eligible for a minimally invasive procedure. In fact, MedStar Georgetown uses minimally invasive spinal surgery more often, and for more conditions, than any other hospital in the area. Additionally, if you have already been recommended for surgery and are seeking a second opinion, our surgeons can evaluate you and help you reach the best decision for your condition. Treatments Offered On-site Physical Therapy Assessment Epidural Steroid Injection Nerve Root Injection Facet Joint Injection Medial Branch Block Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injection Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial Surgical consultation, evaluation and follow-up And more 6

9 Setting the Standards for Spine Care The specialists at the MedStar Spine Center are the experts of today's and the architects of tomorrow s care. Not only do they deliver the most up-to-date patient care currently available, but they also conduct the research that will help to develop and perfect the treatments of the future. Equally important, they teach and train the next generation of spine specialists through classroom and hands-on instruction, as well as participate in major national and international lectures. In addition, our specialists help many gain access to new treatments and approaches through clinical trials, often unavailable elsewhere. For eligible and willing patients, improved health or a personal contribution toward the health of others is often the reward for participating in a clinical trial. 7

10 Get Back to the Life You Love! At the MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase, our goals are simple yet ambitious: Reduce pain and suffering. Restore function. Return our patients to their former selves. If you want to get back to the life you love, call us at BACK or visit MedStarHealth.org/SpineCenter for more information. MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase Barlow Building, 11th Floor 5454 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815

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12 The MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase is part of MedStar Health s regional, comprehensive spine care initiative that includes a network of specialists and hospitals in the Washington, D.C., area. MedStar Health has a multi-disciplinary team of experienced spine care professionals and the geographic distribution to serve patients across the region, close to where people live, work and play. The Chevy Chase team may include orthopaedic and neurosurgeons from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and doctors specializing in physical medicine, interventional pain, spine therapy and pain psychology from the MedStar Rehabilitation Network. For your convenience, a full range of imaging services will be available at the same location. MedStarHealth.org/SpineCenter MedStar Spine Center in Chevy Chase Barlow Building, 11th Floor 5454 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD BACK phone MGUH

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