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Spine Program

At a Glance: Our Spine Program

Your back is, literally and figuratively speaking, the center of your body. Given this, even the most minor of back pains can impact nearly every aspect of your life.

At Barrow Neurological Institute, our spine surgeons and back pain specialists understand how debilitating this type of pain can be. That’s why we aim to give you or your loved one every option possible to conquer back problems and return to an active and fulfilling life.

Our neurosurgeons and physiatrists make a concerted effort to correct your back or spine using conservative treatments before attempting surgery. And, in the event you or your loved one do need surgery, our spinal neurosurgeons are experts at minimally invasive techniques that can help drastically reduce recovery time.

For more information on treatments for back and spine pain or spinal disorders, please give us a call at (602) 406-3181.

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The Barrow Difference

The bones of your spine surround and protect one of the largest and most complex neurological structures in your body: your spinal cord.

This basic principle is why our spinal neurosurgeons undergo an intensive, seven-year training program that intimately acquaints them with the brain, spinal cord, and the structures nearby. Most of our spine surgeons have even undergone additional fellowship training focused on the treatment of rare and complex spinal disorders or minimally invasive spine surgery.

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Minimally Invasive Treatment Options

We acknowledge that the prospect of back or spine surgery can be quite scary. Our surgeons realize this, and along with our expert care team, will work closely with you to determine if you or your loved one’s back or spine problems can be resolved without surgery. In fact, our spine surgeons have one of the largest bodies of collective experience with minimally invasive spine surgery in the Southwestern U.S.

For more information on treatments for back and spine pain or spinal disorders, please give us a call at (602) 406-3181.

Online Second Opinions

Have you been told spinal surgery is your best bet? Are you feeling unsure about your suggested course of treatment?

At Barrow, we believe second opinions are an important part of getting the best treatment possible. And it’s why we offer the expertise of our spine specialists entirely online—in most cases, you can get a specialist’s opinion in only five to seven business days. Using our secure portal, getting a Barrow Second Opinion is surprisingly simple, and you won’t have to leave the comforts of your home.

Jim McLean swings a golf club

"I was nervous about the surgery, but I just felt I was in good hands. Dr. Porter is an extremely great doctor. He’s very smart, he had great recommendations, he speaks all over the world, he’s on top of all the things to do, and I think he’s a very calming person too."

Jim McLean Barrow Spine patient
Photo of Hope Terry, her husband, and their three kids in front of fall foliage

"I’m very thankful for Dr. Snyder and very thankful for Barrow. Having the surgery done and feeling how I feel today, it’s just priceless."

Hope Terry Barrow Spine patient
rebecca lester hiking in the desert

"It’s a testimony to just how skilled and talented Dr. Uribe is. I just felt emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, and physically so much better."

Rebecca Lester Barrow Spine patient



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