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Why Choose

Virginia Spine Institute

We're on a mission to reduce the number of people suffering from neck and back pain.

Virginia Spine Institute is a globally recognized team of specialists providing concierge care for neck or back conditions. Over the last 30 years, we have dramatically improved the lives of over 100,000 people suffering from debilitating pain and life-altering discomfort. Through pioneering the latest advances in non–operative procedures and modern surgical solutions, we provide patients with hope and improved quality of life. As the largest spine-specialized center in the nation’s capital, we make it easy for our patients to get back to their lives.

Our interdisciplinary team comprised of: spine surgeons, regenerative medicine specialists, non-operative physicians, pain specialists, a neurologist, and spine-specialized physical therapists, provide a comprehensive environment for healing. The result of this unique model is that our patients get better, faster! Each patient has access to cutting-edge, modern treatment options customized to their needs and goals for recovery.

You can get back to the demands of your life without pain. Your time is valuable —  Get started today at Virginia Spine Institute.

Watch the making of our unique spinal healthcare destination.

Thirty years ago,  Dr. Thomas Schuler founded Virginia Spine Institute to provide exceptional spine care for people suffering from spine conditions. It sounds simple, but this did not exist at the time. In the early 90s, spinal healthcare was going through a renaissance, emerging from the dark ages. His vision to create the ultimate spine center came out of the necessity to provide life-changing care for those impacted by back and neck pain. Over the last three decades, we have improved the lives of over 100,000 people traveling from 49 states and 32 countries. Our model is effective, and our philosophy is unique: 90% of our patients get better without surgery. This shared philosophy across 100+ team members sets us apart from other centers and hospital systems.

Our Mission & Values

Our mission is to provide the best quality spinal healthcare with the greatest patient satisfaction.

We care for and respect our patients, each other, ourselves and our community.

We strive for excellence in all that we do; our service, knowledge, behavior, appearance and our integrity.

We lead by our commitment and service to our community. We conduct ourselves in a professional fashion to be emulated (“We Walk the Talk”). We are an internationally recognized leader in spinal healthcare.

We effectively communicate and work in a collaborative manner to optimize knowledge and continuity of care.

We strive to improve our patient’s lives through advancements in medicine and new approaches to treatment.

Together, our specialists in spine surgery, regenerative medicine, neurology, osteopathic medicine, non-operative care, and physical therapy develop the best individualized plan of care for each patient.

Recognitions & Affiliations

Hear What Our Patients Are Saying

When I came to Virginia Spine Institute they told me, 'You're going to get back to your life!'

— Rita R.

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