At Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute, we treat spine injuries as well as neck and back pain with a comprehensive, team approach that gets you moving again without pain.

Our team includes board-certified experts in spine treatment and surgery and include:

  • Neurologists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Pain management physicians
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians
  • Sports medicine physicians

No matter what type of back or spine condition you have, we’ll listen to your concerns and support you with hope and compassion until you can live your life without pain again.

Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute

Our new orthopedic center was built with you in mind. It offers the latest technology and a coordinated care approach to treat your pain. This means that on the day of your appointment, you can be seen by more than one doctor if needed and may be able to have all your tests done that same day (depending on your insurance coverage). When you leave, you will have a diagnosis and treatment plan designed to restore function and comfort.

If you have a more complicated issue, the entire team will determine a treatment plan that will result in the best outcome possible. This may mean that more than one day is needed for testing, consultation and thoughtful consideration of the best options to treat your problem successfully. This may include consultation with a surgeon.


Conditions Treated

At Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute, we treat spine injuries as well as neck and back pain with a comprehensive, team approach that gets you moving again without pain. Some of the conditions we treat include:

Services and Treatments

Your spine is unique, and so is your pain. That’s why our spine use a wide range of treatment options, which include:

  • Back and Spine Assessments
  • Electromyography (EMGs)
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Heat and ice
  • Injections
  • Interventional pain management
  • Iontophoresis - Steroids rubbed onto the skin and using an electrical current
  • Medications, NSAIDs/Nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatories
  • Nerve blocks
  • Neuromodulation
  • Nonsurgical Back Treatments
  • Physical therapy
  • Rehabilitation
  • Sound waves therapy (ultrasound)
  • Stretching
  • Surgery

Spine Fracture Treatment

If you have fractured your spine, we can help heal you with:

  • Braces and orthotics to help to maintain alignment, immobilize the spine during the healing process and controlling pain by restricting movement. 
  • Fusion joins two vertebrae with a bone graft, and is held together with plates, rods screws or another connective agent. 
  • Vertebroplasty – injects bone cement through a hollow needle into the fractured vertebrae.
  • Kyphoplasty – inserts a balloon into the vertebra before filling the space with bone cement.

Herniated Disc Diagnosis and Treatment

To diagnose a herniated disc, we use imaging that includes: 

  • CT scans
  • MRI scans
  • Myelogram
  • X-rays

Your doctor may also perform movement tests, including tests to check for:

  • Muscle strength
  • Reflexes
  • The ability to feel touches, pinpricks or vibrations
  • The ability to walk

A herniated disc will usually improve on its own. If the pain persists, nonsurgical treatment may include:

  • A combination of physical therapy and exercise 
  • Epidural injections 
  • Manual traction 
  • Oral medications 
  • Oral steroids 

If conservative treatments fail, surgery may be an option. In most cases, surgery for a herniated disc involves removing the part of the disc that is protruding. Some of the common types of surgery include:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminoforaminotomy
  • Microdiscectomy

Chronic Back Pain Diagnosis and Treatment

To diagnose back pain, our team will have you sit, stand, walk or lift your legs to see what triggers your back pain. Imaging tests can be used to determine a more specific diagnosis of back pain. Tests can include:

  • Blood tests to check for other condition that could cause back pain
  • MRI or CT scans to see tissue abnormality, including herniated discs
  • Nerve studies to measure the electrical impulses produced by your nerves and the responses of your muscles
  • X-rays to show the alignment of your bones

Medications can be used to provide lower back pain relief, and your spine and back specialist may prescribe:

  • Muscle relaxants
  • Over the counter pain relievers
  • Pain relieving creams
  • Prescription painkillers
  • Steroid injections for inflammatory conditions

Other back pain remedies include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Rest
  • Surgery (if other treatments fail)

Pinched Nerve Diagnosis and Treatment

If you think you may have pinched nerve, we can perform tests that may include:

  • EMGs
  • High-resolution ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Nerve conduction study

Pinched nerves can usually be treated using conservative treatments, such as medication and  physical therapy.



Map of Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute

Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute

272 Hospital Rd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Map of Adena Health Center - Hillsboro

Adena Health Center - Hillsboro

160 Roberts Lane
Hillsboro, OH 45133
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Map of Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute - Circleville

Adena Orthopedic and Spine Institute - Circleville

160 Summit Avenue
Circleville, Ohio 43113
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Map of Adena Health Center - Jackson

Adena Health Center - Jackson

1000 Veterans Drive
Jackson, OH 45640
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Map of Adena Greenfield Medical Center

Adena Greenfield Medical Center

550 Mirabeau Street
Greenfield, OH 45123
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Map of Adena Pike Medical Center

Adena Pike Medical Center

100 Dawn Lane
Waverly, OH 45690
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Spine and Back

You don’t have to live with back pain. Let our team of spine and back specialists diagnose and treat your pain and get you back to doing what you love.

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