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The UNC Hospitals Imaging and Spine Center offers a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and treatment of spine disease, with a commitment to evidence-based practice, outcomes enhancement, and financial stewardship. Because most patients with spine-based pain do not require surgery for recovery, non-surgical treatment is emphasized. When required, the Spine Center provides timely and convenient access to spine surgery.

The Center is a convenient, one-stop facility for imaging, physical therapy and physician care with fourteen physicians and three nurse practitioners from three specialties: physical medicine and rehabilitation, orthopedics and neurosurgery. In addition, our physical therapists are trained spine specialists.

Back and neck pain

Back and neck pain, whether acute or chronic, are common conditions affecting people of all ages. Most people will get better regardless of the initial treatments, but some will have a relapse of pain or continued pain. The UNC Hospitals Spine Center is committed to helping each patient receive the most appropriate treatment for their back pain.

Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Treatment & Care

Our goal is to help you get back to doing the things you enjoy by providing you the best treatment based on sound medical research. Our clinicians’ specialized spine training and years of expertise provide the basis for your care. We work together in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary manner to provide you a coordinated, streamlined process for the diagnosis and treatment of your spine disease. We are committed to providing you with excellent care with a non-surgical focus, but with access to spine surgery should that be warranted.


The UNC Hospitals Imaging and Spine Center is conveniently located at 1350 Raleigh Road (NC Highway 54 E) in Chapel Hill. Free and easily accessible parking is available in the back of the building. All patients must check in on the first floor BEFORE coming upstairs to the second floor for your appointment. 

For your initial appointment with us, please bring all X-rays, CT scans and MRI imaging (not just the reports) that relate to your problem if the imaging was not completed at UNC Hospitals.

For appointments, please call the UNC Hospitals Spine Center at (984) 974-4200. Referrals are not required.