Highest Level of Emergency Care for Spinal Injuries
Duke University Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center, meaning we provide the highest level of emergency care for spinal injuries. Our trauma center is a regional and national referral center for neck and spine injuries and disorders. Our trauma neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons know how to respond to all types of injuries, allowing for the best possible outcome.
Highly Experienced Spine Center
Research shows that hospitals and surgeons who perform more surgeries tend to have better outcomes. Our surgical team performs more than 3,000 spine surgeries every year and sees over 40,000 patients.
Intraoperative Imaging Technology
We offer advanced, intraoperative CT and MRI capabilities. In the operating room, our surgeons use detailed, 3D pictures of your spine and the tiny nerves and roots of your spinal cord as they work, saving time and increasing accuracy.
It’s not easy to recover from any type of traumatic injury, physically or emotionally. Our psychologist and counselors can help you cope with any emotions you may be experiencing -- such as anger, sadness, anxiety, or grief -- and specialize in working with patients who have suffered traumatic back injuries.
We have multiple clinical trials -- more than most centers -- in progress to help us learn how to minimize the effects of traumatic injuries. There may be opportunities for you to receive treatments that are not yet widely available.