There are 33 vertebrae in the human spine, creating a complex system of nerves, tendons, vessels, muscles and more. For this reason, diagnosing and treating problems of the neck and back can be a challenge. Culicchia Neurological Clinic’s Spine Team consists of neurosurgeons, neurologists, physical medicine doctors and physical therapists all working together, when needed, to pinpoint the problem.
Some serious spine conditions require surgery but others do not. Neurosurgeon John Steck believes that surgery is always the last resort and counsels patients to stay in shape to maintain a healthy spine. In this video, Dr. Steck discusses the extraordinary factors that come into play to warrant surgery.
Our team of physical therapists work with patients to strengthen their core in an effort to minimize spine discomfort and also to facilitate recovery post surgery.
Neurosurgeon Justin Owen represents the Spine Care Team on the north shore, offering treatment in Slidell and Covington. Dr. Stephen Rynick sees patients in New Orleans and on the north shore.