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  • Monday & Friday
  • 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Wed
  • 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • Tues & Thurs
  • 9:00 – 12:00

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Welcome to The Spine Health Institute

The Latest Advances in Spine Surgery

Welcome to the Spine Health Institute, founded by orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Kris Okumu. We provide care for all adult and pediatric spine conditions including scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniations, and fractures. Utilizing computer assisted surgical navigation and the latest advances in spine surgery, we specialize in complex spine surgery, including artificial disc replacement surgery, deformity surgery, kyphoplasty, and other advanced surgical procedures.

Conservative Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery

We perform thorough diagnostics and consider all available options in the treatment of spinal conditions. We see surgery as a last resort and will work with you to find the best non-surgical option available. When surgery is necessary, our highly-specialized medical team employs the latest advances in spine surgery technology. Using minimally invasive techniques, our procedures require small incisions, resulting in faster recovery times – allowing you get your life back quicker than you thought possible.

Our Philosophy

A Commitment to Patient Satisfaction

At the Spine Health Institute we treat everyone who visits us with the utmost respect, and take the time to get to know each one of our patients. We make every effort to fully understand our patients’ goals, and also any concerns they may have. Our ultimate priority is to ensure that each person is treated with the highest standard of medical service with their unique needs in mind. In other words, we genuinely care.

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See Dr. Okumu. Schedule an Appointment at The Spine Health Institute.

Click the button to the right to use our online form to request an appointment to see Dr. Okumu. One of our staff members will then follow up within 24 to 48 hours to confirm the date and time.

Conditions We Treat

There are a large variety of conditions that occur in the spine, many of which will seem foreign to those with a new diagnosis. During your office visit we will explain your ailment and give you resources to reinforce the principles discussed. Without a solid diagnosis it is unlikely you will get appropriate treatment. The more you know about the problem, the more you can engage or partner with your surgeon to refine the diagnosis, enhance the treatment and optimize the healing process. For this reason, we have included links below with educational tools to empower our patients. We also recommend use of other websites from reputable academic societies such as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) or the American Association of Neurosurgery (AANS).

  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Neck Sprains (Whiplash) and Strains
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture (VCF)

Learn about the various treatment options for the neck and back

What Patients Say

Below are just a few video reviews by patients of Dr. Okumu who shared their experiences

The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals.
These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor or other health care provider

[advanced_testimonials_block image_width=”83″ auth_name_font=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” author_bio_font_style=”font-style:italic;” desc_font=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” desc_line_height=”20″ desc_font_font_color=”#8c99a9″][single_testimonial_block icon=”Defaults-quote-right” icon_color=”#8c99a9″ name=” I Had a Great Outcome” testiblock_content=”Etiam tristique sagittis pulvinar. Cras at lectus rhoncus, scelerisque dui ut, bibendum ante. Ut vulputate blandit neque eget lobortis. Nam eleifend sollicitudin nulla quis luctus. Nam et auctor elit. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Phas ellus ornare leo risus, at posuere dolor viverra quis. Suspendisse mattis bibendum ultrices. In hac habitasse platea.” position=”A Patient of Dr. Kris Okumu” image=”id^9746|url^https://www.spinehealthinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/five-stars-transparent-100w.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^five-stars-transparent-100w|description^null”]On the verge of my trip to Mexico, I slipped on an icy set of stairs and ended up in Emergency on Christmas eve with a terrible injury. Fortunately I had the good luck to have Dr. Kris Okumu as my surgeon. This was a bad injury, but I had a great outcome thanks to Dr. Okumu’s skill and thoughtful follow up including the occasional and random, “How are you doing?”. Four years later, I have no trouble playing 18 holes carrying my own clubs, hiking a mountain trail or sliding into second trying to stretch it into a double. I do make a ruckus at the metal detector at the airports though. Thanks for being a good doc.[/single_testimonial_block][/advanced_testimonials_block]
[advanced_testimonials_block image_width=”83″ auth_name_font=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” author_bio_font_style=”font-style:italic;” desc_line_height=”20″ desc_font_font_color=”#8c99a9″][single_testimonial_block icon=”Defaults-quote-right” icon_color=”#8c99a9″ name=”I Can Walk!” testiblock_content=”Etiam tristique sagittis pulvinar. Cras at lectus rhoncus, scelerisque dui ut, bibendum ante. Ut vulputate blandit neque eget lobortis. Nam eleifend sollicitudin nulla quis luctus. Nam et auctor elit. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Phas ellus ornare leo risus, at posuere dolor viverra quis. Suspendisse mattis bibendum ultrices. In hac habitasse platea.” position=”A Patient of Dr. Kris Okumu” image=”id^9746|url^https://www.spinehealthinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/five-stars-transparent-100w.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^five-stars-transparent-100w|description^null”]When I came to Dr. Okumu in 2010 I could barely walk the short distance to my mailbox. I lived with chronic pain and on pain killers, which did not help all that much. ….. today I can walk 2 to 5 miles! Thank you, Dr. Okumu and thanks to the big guy upstairs.[/single_testimonial_block][/advanced_testimonials_block]
[advanced_testimonials_block image_width=”83″ auth_name_font=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” author_bio_font_style=”font-style:italic;” desc_font=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” desc_line_height=”20″ desc_font_font_color=”#8c99a9″][single_testimonial_block icon=”Defaults-quote-right” icon_color=”#8c99a9″ name=”Treated With Such Care” testiblock_content=”Etiam tristique sagittis pulvinar. Cras at lectus rhoncus, scelerisque dui ut, bibendum ante. Ut vulputate blandit neque eget lobortis. Nam eleifend sollicitudin nulla quis luctus. Nam et auctor elit. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Phas ellus ornare leo risus, at posuere dolor viverra quis. Suspendisse mattis bibendum ultrices. In hac habitasse platea.” position=”A Patient of Dr. Kris Okumu” image=”id^9746|url^https://www.spinehealthinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/five-stars-transparent-100w.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^five-stars-transparent-100w|description^null”]The staff at the Spine Health Institute treated me with such care. I felt confident and at ease after speaking with Dr. Okumu. Thank you so much.[/single_testimonial_block][/advanced_testimonials_block]
[advanced_testimonials_block image_width=”83″ auth_name_font=”font_family:Open Sans|font_call:Open+Sans” author_bio_font_style=”font-style:italic;” desc_line_height=”20″ desc_font_font_color=”#8c99a9″][single_testimonial_block icon=”Defaults-quote-right” icon_color=”#8c99a9″ name=”Fantastic” testiblock_content=”Etiam tristique sagittis pulvinar. Cras at lectus rhoncus, scelerisque dui ut, bibendum ante. Ut vulputate blandit neque eget lobortis. Nam eleifend sollicitudin nulla quis luctus. Nam et auctor elit. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Phas ellus ornare leo risus, at posuere dolor viverra quis. Suspendisse mattis bibendum ultrices. In hac habitasse platea.” position=”A Patient of Dr. Kris Okumu” image=”id^9746|url^https://www.spinehealthinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/five-stars-transparent-100w.png|caption^null|alt^null|title^five-stars-transparent-100w|description^null”]Dr. Okumu and the staff at The Spine Health Institute were fantastic… They did their very best, and my lumbar pain issues have not returned… Thank you so much.[/single_testimonial_block][/advanced_testimonials_block]