Spine Center

Innovative Treatment for Back, Neck and Spine Injuries and Disorders

Request Appointment or call 216-778-3700

Spine Center

Innovative Treatment for Back, Neck and Spine Injuries and Disorders

Request Appointment or call 216-778-3700

Tailored approach to treat your back, neck, and spine disorders or injuries.

MetroHealth Spine Center’s team of physicians, surgeons, and specialists are leaders in the treatment of back, neck and spine problems, disorders, and injuries, from simple injuries to the most complex cases. And, if you need a second opinion on back surgery or back pain, we’re here to help.

 

Appointments

To schedule an appointment by phone, please call 216-778-3700. You can also request an appointment online.

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Experts in Medical and Surgical Management of the Spine

We are leading experts in handling acute spine trauma and provide exceptional care in the most difficult and time-sensitive cases. Our surgeons also are experts in minimally invasive techniques for correcting spine issues, even in the elderly.

Our physicians are faculty of Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine, where they learn the newest techniques and conduct research while teaching the next generation of physicians.

One call to our Spine Center team can connect you to the right physician for your condition. 

 

Conditions We Treat

Cervical spinal stenosis means the spinal canal around your neck has narrowed, often due to arthritis or herniated discs. Cervical spinal stenosis is often difficult to diagnose, but MetroHealth providers have decades of experience in recognizing and treating cervical spinal stenosis.

Symptoms

  • Tingling hands
  • Dropping items often
  • Back pain
  • Loss of balance

Treatments

  • Neck bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery to decompress the spinal cord

 

Failed back syndrome occurs when a previous back surgery fails to meet your expectations of pain relief. MetroHealth spine pain specialists are experts in treating failed back syndrome, working with patients to find the cause of your pain and find relief.

Treatments

  • Injections
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery, including minimally-invasive surgery

Herniated discs occur when the soft tissue between your spinal bones pushes through its casing. Most herniated discs are located in your lower back, and can cause a pinched nerve resulting in symptoms far from the spine.

Symptoms

  • Pain, numbness, or weakness in arms or legs
  • Back pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tingling or burning sensations

Treatments

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • Steroid injections
  • Muscle relaxers
  • Surgery

Lumbar spinal stenosis means the spinal canal around your lower back has narrowed, often due to arthritis or herniated discs. Lumbar spinal stenosis is often difficult to diagnose, but MetroHealth providers have decades of experience in recognizing and treating lumbar spinal stenosis.

Symptoms

  • Back pain
  • Relief when bending over, as you do when you push a shopping cart
  • Burning sensation down the leg and in the buttocks
  • Numb, tingling, cramping, or weak legs
  • Loss of foot sensation
  • Foot drop—foot weakness causing the foot to slap when walking
  • Loss of sexual function

Treatments

  • Steroid injections
  • Core strengthening
  • Physical therapy

Myelopathy (Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic) is severe compression of the spinal cord, due to age, stenosis, infections, or injury. Sometimes people are born with myelopathy. Myelopathy can happen in the neck/upper back (cervical), lower back (lumbar), or middle back (thoracic).

Symptoms

  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Weakness
  • Incontinence

Treatment

  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Bracing
  • Surgery

Pinched nerves/Bulging Discs: Called Radiculopathy, pinched nerves and bulging discs are caused by the irritation of nerves, sometimes caused by compression. Pinched nerves and bulging discs require expert diagnosis—the kind you’ll find at MetroHealth—to determine where the pain is coming from and how to find relief. Pinched nerves and bulging discs can occur anywhere in the back—from your neck to lower back.

Symptoms

  • Pain
  • Tingling
  • Numbness
  • Muscle weakness

Treatment

  • Physical therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Steroid injections

Pediatric Scoliosis: MetroHealth’s team of physicians, surgeons, nurses, and therapists are experts in childhood spinal deformities like scoliosis. Scoliosis means that the spine has a sideways curve that looks like an “S” or a “C.” Scoliosis can be caused by something as simple as a difference in leg length, but it can also be caused by cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, injury, infection, or a tumor. It’s important to be seen and treated by a doctor to determine the cause of scoliosis, as well as relief for scoliosis.

Symptoms

  • Uneven shoulders, hips, or shoulder blades
  • Head not centered on body

Treatments

  • Physical therapy
  • Back brace
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Surgery to insert an expandable rod

Scoliosis means that the spine has a sideways curve that looks like an “S” or a “C.” Scoliosis can be caused by something as simple as a difference in leg length, but it can also be caused by cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, injury, infection, or a tumor. It’s important to be seen and treated by a doctor to determine the cause of scoliosis, as well as relief for scoliosis.

Symptoms

  • Uneven shoulders, hips, or shoulder blades
  • Head not centered on body

Treatments

  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Core strengthening exercise
  • Acupuncture
  • Massage
  • Back brace
  • Spinal fusion surgery
  • Surgery to insert an expandable rod

If your scoliosis is caused by a tumor, our spine tumor orthopedists work to help patients be as comfortable as possible and to protect the body while working in conjunction with oncologists treating any cancer that may be present.

Treatments can include injections, core strengthening, acupuncture and/or massage or surgery.  Oour spine tumor orthopedists work to help patients be as comfortable as possible and to protect the body while working in conjunction with oncologists treating any cancer that may be present.

One Stop for the Right Care

At MetroHealth’s Spine Center, we tailor our care for each patient’s needs. We work with you to find the best solution for your pain, your lifestyle and your needs. 

At your first visit, you will be seen by a provider who will examine you and ensure you get to the right specialist to best meet your needs, so you quickly get on a path to recovery.

Our team provides a full range of care from surgery to non-surgical options and rehabilitation. Our goal is to get you feeling better through proven traditional and non-traditional treatment options, surgery, cutting-edge medical techniques, rehabilitation and customized approaches to pain management.

If needed, we will collaborate with other medical departments and specialty areas to provide comprehensive treatment for you.

 

Appointments

If you’re experiencing back or neck pain, don’t wait! Contact the MetroHealth Spine Center for an appointment today.

Call now 216-778-3700.

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Surgical Treatment Options

If surgery is necessary to treat your condition, you will be in excellent hands at MetroHealth. Our surgeons are world class and use the latest techniques in the industry to get you feeling well again.  We offer the following surgical techniques:

  • Spine surgery, such as fusion, discectomy or laminectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery, the least invasive approaches with small incisions and shorter hospital stays

 

Non-Surgical Treatment Options

Any pain that comes from the spine can affect quality of life. Fortunately, many patients with moderate to severe back pain can benefit from non-surgical treatment options, such as therapy, lifestyle changes and non-invasive procedures. MetroHealth Spine Center physicians help to identify the underlying cause and prescribe traditional and non-traditional treatment options for you that will offer improvement. We specialize in pain relief approaches without the use of opioids.

  • Pain relief treatments at MetroHealth Spine Center for adolescents and adults include:
  • Physical therapy and exercise at home
  • Help with lifestyle changes, such as tobacco cessation, diet modification, yoga or joining a fitness center
  • Decompression therapy
  • Osteopathic Manipulation Treatments, a variation of chiropractic care that helps get your body back into its natural balance 
  • Injections to muscles, joints, nerves, or discs
  • Neuromodulation, such as spinal cord stimulators or peripheral nerve stimulators to deliver electricity or medication to targeted areas of body
  • Nerve ablation to destroy nerve fibers that carry pain signals to the brain
  • Non-opioid medication for acute pain and chronic conditions

 

Locations

MetroHealth Spine Center physicians can you see close to home, at the Main Campus Medical Center and at our community health center locations across Cuyahoga County.  Call 216-778-3700 for more information.

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Our Doctors/Medical Providers

Brendan J. Astley, MD

Brendan J. Astley, MD

Pain Medicine

185 ratings / 54 reviews
Brenda S. Beck, DO

Brenda S. Beck, DO

Pain Medicine

170 ratings / 27 reviews
Jonathan E. Belding, MD

Jonathan E. Belding, MD

Orthopaedics

392 ratings / 85 reviews
Hesham A. Elsharkawy, MD, MBA

Hesham A. Elsharkawy, MD, MBA

Pain Medicine

189 ratings / 24 reviews
Maria A. Grabnar, MD

Maria A. Grabnar, MD

Pain Medicine

130 ratings / 18 reviews
Michael A. Harris, MD

Michael A. Harris, MD

Pain Medicine

293 ratings / 52 reviews
Michael L. Kelly, MD

Michael L. Kelly, MD

Department Chair of Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery

86 ratings / 11 reviews
Chong H. Kim, MD

Chong H. Kim, MD

Fellowship Program Director

Pain Medicine

240 ratings / 42 reviews

Locations

216-696-3876

3609 Park East Drive
North Building
Beachwood , OH 44122

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9200 Treeworth Blvd.
Brecksville , OH 44141

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216-696-3876

10 Severance Circle
Cleveland Heights , OH 44118

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Brainard Place Medical Center
29001 Cedar Road, Suite 518
Lyndhurst , Ohio 44124

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