Back Institute is the pre-eminent center in the world for Non-Traumatic spine procedures and is the leader in herniated disc treatment.


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Why Back Institute?


A pioneering medical center, the Back Institute is unique in providing non-traumatic spine surgery, resulting in zero damage to the spine and a much speedier recovery time than traditional spine surgery. For these reasons, many doctors come to us for their own spine care. The fundamental approaches to non-traumatic spinal disc removal were invented here. Since 1986, we have been authoring distinguished, peer reviewed publications. And we have taught our breakthrough techniques around the world.


Procedures are performed by award winning experts. Our surgeons are on staff at the best hospitals in the country. They regularly participate in medical conferences where they present their publications.


Because our outpatient non-traumatic procedures don’t involve bone removal, cutting or bleeding, we are able to do surgery in just one day. These procedures are safe and easy on the patient.


Our surgery centers meet the highest level of private agency and government certification. In all aspects of spine surgery, the Back Institute is the safest and most advanced in the world. All equipment is specific to non-traumatic spine surgery and serves to treat patients in the least traumatic way possible.

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Why choose Back Institute?

5-star-Google-smallerKen K
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Before I heard about Dr. Ditsworth’s unique technique, my chiropractor and other doctors told me I needed to live with this pain my whole life or be prepared for an open surgery. When I came to the Back Institute, Dr. Ditsworth explained everything in full detail about non-traumatic spine surgery. They were extremely confident and reassuring, and after my consultation with the doctors, I made the decision to proceed with the surgery.

5-star-Google-smallerM Allisons

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But it got to the point that I did not know what to do. So I Googled and found Dr. David Ditsworth. I knew someone who had seen him for the same type of surgery and did fabulous, so I decided to go this way. It was important to me that there is no risk of his surgery causing failed back syndrome, since it is non-cutting. It has been about 4 years since the operation with Dr. Ditsworth and I am doing great. I am very thankful.

5-star-Google-smallerMatt Murphy

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I couldn’t do my normal activities, including working. So I researched a variety of different procedures, I found that a lot of doctors offer minimally invasive surgeries, however, the term is rather broad. Two doctors I talked to said there is in fact cutting bone and ligament. When I talked to Dr. Ditsworth, he said that there wouldn¡¯t be that with the procedure that he uses. I have had a very successful outcome. I play sports; martial arts, tennis, golf, and I have been healthy for the last fourteen years.

Non-Traumatic Procedures Lumbar

  • Major Breakthrough By Leading neurosurgeon, Board Certified; Yale Fellowship
  • Non Cutting Surgical Technique
  • Preven Irreversible damage from Old Style Cutting Spine Surgery
  • Home Same Day, No Stitches
  • Many thousands successfully treated since 1986.
  • Highly effective & Safest method


  • Highly effective – results verified by independent review
  • Peer reviewed and accepted – over 40 peer reviewed publications
  • Many medical doctors have come to us for their own care
  • Neurosurgeons are available. (Known for brain/spine neural expertise, delicate, meticulous work.)




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