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  • We've Got Your Back


    If back or neck pain is slowing you down, we can help

Spine Center


Since 1982, St. Mary's Spine Center has provided patients with excellent care. We take pride in our experience as the oldest continuously operating spine center in the western U.S. Today, we continue to be known as San Francisco's premier Spine Center, with the latest procedural innovations and holistic, well-coordinated care.

Experts In Less Invasive Treatment

Of all patients treated at the Spine Center, only 6% have needed surgical treatment. We offer a full spectrum of treatment options, including less invasive techniques such as:

  • Exercise
  • Manual manipulation
  • Medication management
  • Nutritional counseling

Advanced Surgical Techniques

If you require surgery, we use leading-edge surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery that can dramatically reduce recovery time. Surgeons at the Spine Center invented the X-STOP implant for the treatment of spinal stenosis. This minimally invasive outpatient procedure and the "Pro-Disc" artificial disc replacement procedure, also developed by our surgeons, are nationally recognized.

In 2014, St. Mary’s began using the Mazor Renaissance™ guidance system, offering increased safety and precision during a wide range of spine procedures. St. Mary’s Spine Center is the only Bay Area hospital to utilize this leading-edge technology for spine surgery.

To Schedule An Appointment

We are located on the St. Mary’s campus at 1 Shrader Street, Suite 450, San Francisco. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To schedule an appointment or learn more about the St. Mary’s Spine Center, please call us at 877.647.1149.

Non-Invasive Treatment

The majority of patients who come to St. Mary’s Spine Center don’t require a surgical procedure. We work very hard to treat you first without surgery and then review all the options. After a comprehensive diagnostic session, the appropriate Spine Center specialist will manage your care.

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Our Specialists

Our team of doctors, pain management specialists, physical therapists, and registered nurses works closely to offer you continuity of care and education as you follow along your path to recovery. We focus on you as an individual and your specific needs.

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Pain Management

Pain is a problem for almost all patients who come to St. Mary’s Spine Center. Beginning with your first evaluation, our doctors use their expertise in medications, blocks, physical treatments, and surgeries to help relieve your pain.

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Spine Surgery

At St. Mary’s Spine Center, we begin by considering all non-surgical options for your treatment. In some instances, however, surgery is necessary. When it is, you can have confidence in St. Mary’s expert spine surgeons. Combined, they have more than 60 years of surgical experience.

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