The Spine Center
When you have back, neck or spine problems it’s important to trust the team providing your care. At the Cullman Regional Spine Center, you are in the hands of a fellowship trained spine specialist with 21 years of experience. Dr. Phillip Kravetz is highly specialized in minimally invasive spine surgery which comes with less pain, quicker recovery and less damage to muscle and other tissue in and around the spine. Dr. Kravetz also helps patients manage non-surgical treatments all while keeping a close eye on his patients’ quality of life and the overall spine health.
Patients of the Spine Center also benefit from an affiliation with Cullman Regional’s Center of Excellence Orthopedics & Spine. With a patient-centered approach, the Center of Excellence team coordinates all pre- and post-surgical consultations and testing to be as convenient for the patient as possible.
Conditions We Treat
- Adult Scoliosis
- Bulging/Herniated Discs
- Compression Fracture
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Facet Disease
- Failed Back Syndrome
- Foraminal Stenosis
- SI Joint Dysfunction and Pain
- Spinal Stenosis
Minimally invasive spine surgery can offer patients many benefits over traditional surgery. Surgeons make smaller incisions which reduces the trauma to muscles and other soft tissues. This allows for less scarring, less blood loss, reduced risk of muscle damage and infection, less post-operative pain, faster recovery, and less need for pain medications after surgery. Many Spine Center patients are able to go home the same day of surgery to begin their recovery.
Not all back and neck pain requires surgery. Many patients can benefit from non-surgical treatments including injections, physical therapy and chiropractic care but may not know how or where to start. It’s important when seeking non-surgical care, that patients rely on a spine expert like Dr. Phillip Kravetz at Cullman Regional Spine Center to help manage and monitor their treatment plan.