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Washington Regional Spine Program

Washington Regional's Spine Program lets you live life knowing we're here for you. Washington Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in Northwest Arkansas and one of only two hospitals in the state to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Spine Surgery. The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest quality accreditation and certification body in health care, and the Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. This advanced certification builds upon the core Gold Seal of Approval® for Spine Surgery Washington Regional first achieved in 2021. Washington Regional was also selected as a Blue Distinction Center+ by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield for quality and cost efficiency in spine surgery as part of the Blue Distinction Centers for Spine Surgery program.

The goal of the Washington Regional Spine Program, a part of the Washington Regional J.B. Hunt Transport Services Neuroscience Institute, is to help patients live a life free of pain and get back to doing the activities they enjoy. Our providers partner with patients and, through joint decision making, work together to find the best course of treatment for each individual given their specific condition, overall health and best possible outcomes.

With an emphasis on conservative spine care, non-surgical treatment options are always explored first. If surgery is the best treatment option, our neurosurgeons are renowned experts in performing complex spine surgeries to treat degenerative conditions affecting the spine, spinal deformities and tumors, and traumatic spine injuries.

Complex health problems such as neck or back pain often require the expertise of multiple spine specialists. Washington Regional’s Spine Program encompasses a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals who work collaboratively to treat disorders and injuries of the spine. The team includes experts in:

  • Conservative spine care, including physical therapy & rehabilitation
  • Interventional pain management
  • Neurosurgery

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation

The Spine Program’s physical therapy experts are specially trained to diagnose and direct treatment plans through a tailored spine program that utilizes state-of-the-art DAVID Health Solutions equipment. Nonsurgical treatment options include:

  • Diagnostic testing
  • Physical therapy
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Educational tools

Interventional Pain Management

Led by a board-certified anesthesiologist, our interventional pain management services provide a holistic view to personalized pain relief. Options for pain management include:

  • Epidural injections
  • Joint injections
  • Nerve blocks
  • Neurostimulation
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Treatment of headaches
  • Trigger point injections


For some patients, surgery may offer the best treatment option. Our spine surgeons at the Washington Regional Spine program are neurosurgeons that are specially trained to provide the most complex procedures using the latest technology. Surgical treatment options may range from outpatient minimally invasive procedures such as discectomy and laminotomy, to minimally invasive fusion and artificial spinal disk surgery. More complex surgeries include multi-level instrumentation and fusion for traumatic fracture stabilization, spinal deformity correction and resection of tumors. We treat each patient with a custom-tailored approach to suit their specific condition. With such a broad array of treatment options, our program takes pride in its ability to provide comprehensive care within our community.

Spinal surgeries are offered for a variety of conditions including:

  • Back pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine deformities
  • Spine instability
  • Spine trauma

Message from the Medical Director


For more information or if you have questions, call 479.463.3000 or email spineprogram@wregional.com.