Non-Surgical & Surgical Care for the Spine
Finding the right care for back or neck pain can be frustrating for patients and even for their primary care doctors. The Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Plymouth NeuroSpine & Sports Center offers our patients complete non-surgical and surgical care for the spine through collaboration among our team of leading specialists, including chiropractors, neurosurgeons, and pain management specialists.
Services Offered Include:
- Neural spinal surgery
- Cranial surgery
- Primary spine practitioner
- Physical therapy
- Sports medicine (ITB syndrome, RTC strains, PF)
- Soft tissue mobilization/manipulation
Providing Surgical Treatment For:
- Spinal degenerative deformities
- Spinal fusion and stenosis
- Spinal tumors
- Cervical and lumbar disc injuries
- Brain tumors
- Intercranial bleeds
- Head/Brain trauma
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Learn more about some of our services below.
The role of chiropractic physicians in our spine care pathway is that of a primary spine provider. They specialize in medical triage, diagnosis and care coordination.
Chiropractic is a safe and effective treatment option that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic care and physical medicine is used most often to treat complaints such as back and neck pain, headaches and sciatica.
Chiropractors practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. A care plan might include education, stretching, exercise recommendations, daily activity modification and spinal manipulation.
The goal is always the development of self-care programs so patients can care for themselves.
If a pain clinic referral is needed, you will be referred to Dr. Mark Weschler, Director of Pain Management Services. BID Plymouth’s Pain Management Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering fluoroscopically guided injections for neck and lower back pain, sciatica, disc herniations, headaches, and stenosis-related conditions.
If non-surgical care, such as injections, is appropriate, or you have an athletic injury and want to get back in the game, Dr. Robert Gapinski, MD, is a physiatrist who is trained in spine care and athletic injuries. He completed an ACGME accredited sports fellowship with a focus on using diagnostic ultrasound and providing real time images of the affected body region that you are able to see with the doctor. Dr. Gapinski is passionate about finding the cause of pain and applying the correct treatment so that his patients can return to activity.
The BID Plymouth Outpatient Rehabilitation Services plays an integral part in our Spine and Neurosurgery Center. Your physical therapist will evaluate your condition on a case by case basis and create a care plan based on your needs or, if necessary, refer you to another member of our group who can best return you to pre-injury health. All members of the Rehabilitation Services team focus on the patient’s needs and what is in their best interest.
Learn more about our services and book an appointment, or call 508-830-2182 for more information.
If you do require a surgical consultation, appropriate imaging (MRI/CT scan) will be ordered and you can be scheduled with one of our expert spine surgeons, Justin Massengale, MD, and Ghusn Al Sideiri, MD. Dr. Al-Sideiri is also an expert in Cranial Surgical Care and is the only local neurosurgeon providing state-of-the-art surgical care for neurological disorders, brain tumors, intracranial bleeds and trauma of the brain.
Our neurosurgical service offers appointments five days a week at the Spine Care office at 10 Cordage Park Circle, Plymouth, MA. At your first appointment we will take time to review your case so that you understand your condition and what your best treatment option is.
*For your convenience, the BID Plymouth NeuroSpine & Sports Center can help you coordinate appointments for these services if they are needed.