Conemaugh Spine Center

Conemaugh East Hills
1450 Scalp Avenue, Suite 2400
Johnstown, PA 15904                                                                                                                                                                                                 (814) 534-SPIN (7746)


The Conemaugh Spine Center provides a team of specially trained caregivers to help patients struggling with spinal conditions and neck and back pain caused by disease, aging, or injury. A comprehensive treatment plan is developed specifically for each individual based on symptoms and medical history. The long-term goal is to relieve pain, improve functional ability, and return patients to a normal lifestyle quickly and comfortably.

  • Back pain can be caused by a wide variety of issues including spinal stenosis, disc herniation, and instability.
  • More than 80% of adults will need to limit their normal activities at least once in their lifetime due to low back pain.
  • In patients under the age of forty-five, low back pain is the leading cause of disability. It ranks second In patients over age forty-five.

With proper diagnosis and treatments, the Conemaugh Spine Center can help patients return to normal activities after completion of a comprehensive treatment plan.


Benefits of the Conemaugh Spine Center

  • An organized, coordinated approach to diagnosis and treatment by a multidisciplinary team that includes physiatry, pain management specialists, physical therapy, behavioral health, case management, and experienced clinicians
  • Seamless transitions between providers
  • Surgical and non-surgical treatment options under one delivery system
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Quicker return to work
  • Decreased length of treatment

Diagnosis

Some treatment plans require diagnostic studies. The Conemaugh Spine Center is pleased to offer the latest noninvasive and invasive imaging studies including:

  • MRI
  • Advanced CT scanning
  • Myelography
  • Discography

Treatment

Non-operative and conservative treatment options are first explored, but for some patients, surgery may be the most appropriate and effective treatment. A treatment plan is developed after a thorough exam and medical history review is completed.

Treatment plans may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise
  • Activity modification
  • Medication management
  • Interventional therapies such as injections under x-ray guidance