Spine Center

Spine Center

The Spine Center
116 Eddie Dowling Highway
North Smithfield, RI 02896
401-531-8888 or
1-877-92-SPINE (77463)
Fax: 767-1678

"Of all the patients treated 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."

Stephen Saris, 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.

Services Offered

  • 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.


" 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."
Elizabeth Dexter

"I am very pleased with my progress and relief of back pain. I would recommend The Spine Center to anyone else with spine problems."
Rudolph Drolet

"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