Why Virginia Spine Institute

We Improve Lives.

Virginia Spine Institute is a globally recognized team of specialists providing concierge care for neck or back conditions. For nearly 30 years we have dramatically improved the lives of over 90,000 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, our concierge team of specialists seamlessly provides an elevated level of spine care.

Our interdisciplinary team comprised of: spine surgeons, regenerative medicine specialists, non-operative physicians, doctor of osteopathic medicine, neurologist, and spine-specialized physical therapists, provide a comprehensive environment for healing. The result of this 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.

It’s time to get back to the demands of your life and your loved ones! Your time is valuable, and your quality of life matters in making memories and fulfilling career commitments. Get started today at Virginia Spine Institute!

Learn why our Founder Dr. Thomas Schuler started this unique spinal healthcare destination.

His insight, as a patient himself, has helped fuel the vision for this patient-centered model. Since 1992 this model has evolved and expanded to help people from all over the globe overcome spinal conditions. Watch the video to find out more.

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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