The Spine Center
116 Eddie Dowling Highway
North Smithfield, RI 02896
"Of all the people seen in The Spine Center each year, fewer than
5 percent have surgery. We believe in a conservative approach, with surgery
reserved as a last resort. The majority of our patients have been successful
with conservative treatment."
Steve Blazar, MD
Medical Director, The Spine Center
Our expert clinicians have the tools and knowledge to help you manage
your pain and help you in returning to the activities that are most important
to you. Our physicians and staff strive to maximize patient function through
a comprehensive assessment and individualized, coordinated, team approach to care.
Types of Disorders Treated
- Acute back and neck injuries
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Chronic back and neck disorders
- Arthritis of the spine
All patients will receive a comprehensive initial examination, including
relevant screening procedures and diagnostics (if not already performed).
Based upon this information, each patient will be referred for services
that best meet individual goals and care plans.
Our Physicians & Team Members
Our team includes the following practitioners: Neurosurgeon, Pain Management
Specialist, Chiropractor, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Acupuncturist, Nurse
Practitioner, Physical Therapist, Nurse Coordinator, and Massage Therapist.
- Comprehensive physical exam
- Diagnostic imaging
- Case management
- Individualized team approach to care
- Physical therapy
- Work hardening
- Aquatic therapy
- Advanced pain management techniques
- Vocational counseling
- Occupational counseling
- Work conditioning
For more information, or to make an appointment,
call 1-877-92-SPINE (77463).
The Spine Center is committed to providing a comprehensive, multidisciplinary
approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of spine disorders
and injuries. Our expert team of clinicians uses state-of-the-art techniques
and the most progressive treatment approaches available in pain management.
Our team provides timely management to assist participants in returning
to prior activities, including employment. The Spine Center strives to
provide quality care in the most safe and effective manner possible.
Our team members are affiliated with:
- Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island
- Landmark Medical Center
- Brain & Spine Neurosurgical Institute
- Ocean State Pain Management
- Ocean State Rehabilitation Associates
- Healing Choices Acupuncture
- Tritown Chiropractic Office
Our nurse coordinator will manage your plan of care and your team will
communicate regularly in order to facilitate timely access to necessary
services. We will work together with your primary care practitioner to
provide you with the best quality care.
I hope this will express how I feel about the wonderful experience I've
had at The Spine Center. I can't say enough thank you to everyone
at The Spine Center. I was leaving for a trip to Mexico and could barely
walk. After dealing with everyone at the center, within a week I could
walk and I am pain free. I will be forever grateful. They all do a fantastic
job and don't change anything.
I am very pleased with my progress and relief of back pain. I would recommend
The Spine Center to anyone else with spine problems."
"Thanks to all the staff and personnel at The Spine Center. It has
been a wonderful experience for me. The fact that I was able to avoid
major surgery and, better yet, return to the lifestyle and quality of
life I was accustomed to, meant so much to me. I have referred members
of my own family, as well as friends. Northern Rhode Island and surrounding
communities are blessed to have you so close by with such wonderful service."
Emile G. LeDuc