Memphis Spine Surgery & Treatment

At Campbell Clinic Spine Center, our goal is to provide efficient, compassionate care to each patient.

We provide multiple options for treating spines, including spine surgery, minimally invasive approaches, and injection therapy.

Should you require an X-ray, our staff will facilitate that at our in-house imaging center. If an MRI is required, one will be scheduled at our nearby Germantown clinic located less than two miles south on Germantown Parkway. We have on-site physical therapy as well as at each of our four other clinic locations. If physical therapy is prescribed, we’ll work with you to conveniently schedule your visit.

Campbell Clinic Spine Center is your top choice for spine surgery in Memphis. If you have additional questions prior to your visit with us, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at any time.

Treatment Options

Spine Surgery

If conservative treatment options have failed, surgery may be necessary to correct some severe conditions or ailments of the spine. When you choose Campbell Clinic Spine Center, you can be certain you have selected the top team of spine surgeons in the Mid-South. The inherent risk associated with any surgery must be weighed against the severity of symptoms and potential benefits from undergoing such a procedure. For some patients, spine surgery can provide beneficial results and improve quality of life.


Minimally invasive spine surgery may be a beneficial option for patients who need specific types of surgery, such as a cervical or lumbar fusion. Minimally invasive surgery allows for a smaller incision, sparing more soft tissue around the surgical site and enabling a quicker recovery for some patients. This usually also results in faster healing and less pain for the patient. The prevalence of adjacent segment degeneration, a post-surgical condition where the level immediately above or below a repaired area (after a fusion, for instance) may be weakened, is also lessened with minimally invasive surgery. Open spine surgery incisions are usually 5-6 inches long, but minimally invasive surgery may be performed with only a fraction of such an incision being necessary.

Compared to inpatient, long-incision spine surgery, outcomes for surgery in the outpatient setting are significantly improved. Instead of an average hospital stay of five days, a patient may only spend a few hours in the outpatient center before returning home. Duration of surgery is cut in half, which also greatly reduces the risk of infection or the necessity of a blood transfusion. Patients typically walk on the day of their surgery (as soon as they are awake and their anesthesia has worn off) and report less pain when walking. Spine patients who undergo surgery at Campbell Surgery Center have never had an infection to date and experience roughly only one-third the blood loss of spine patients in the hospital setting.

The field of physiatry emerged after World War II and its practitioners specialize in non-surgical treatment of the entire body – not only the neck and back. Rehabilitation physicians are medical doctors who are not surgeons but diagnose and treat pain, administer comprehensive treatment plans and injection therapy and evaluate the patient’s entire body in order to conservatively restore function and quality of life.

Physiatrists generally serve in a multidisciplinary role and are capable of treating a wide variety of patients including children, athletes and individuals with significant spine problems. PM&R physicians may treat many specific problems including sciatica, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, myofacial pain and muscle problems.

A comprehensive approach to treatment may include all or any of the following: injection therapy, active physical therapy, occupational therapy, medication or passive modalities such as heat and ice application.

Injection therapy is a tool that physicians use both for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Localized injections may help a patient relieve pain and limit the need for surgery if they respond well to the treatment. Both interventional and diagnostic implications must be considered when prescribing an injection for the treatment of soft tissue problems.

Office-directed cortisone or corticosteroid injections may successfully help a patient manage pain while they also undergo other conservative treatment such as physical therapy or home exercises. Ultrasound guided injections may also help provide greater accuracy thanks to real-time imaging capabilities. Through ultrasound-guided injections, a physician can treat a more specific area as they administer the injection, rather than a “blind” treatment where patient feedback dictates efficacy.

Another recent interventional option includes the expanding field of regenerative injections. This approach has drawn the attention of college and professional athletes alike who want to optimize their return to competition after an injury. The premise is to stimulate migration or actually inject one’s own growth factors, including platelet rich plasma, autologous whole blood, or mild proliferants like dextrose or sodium morrhuate, in diseased tendons or ligaments under direct visualization (ultrasound) where the structure has become stagnant and insufficient.

Regenerative treatment takes time to work effectively, especially in chronic conditions, so patience is a pre-requisite for success, but by coaxing the body’s natural ability to heal, long-term structural improvements may be attained.

Duration of relief from injection therapy varies from patient to patient and may last from a few weeks to a few months.

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