Norman Prince Spine Institute

Comprehensive and Specialized Spine Disorder Treatment

The Norman Prince Spine Institute offers state-of-the-art, multidisciplinary, and integrated evaluation, medical, interventional, behavioral, alternative, surgical, and rehabilitative treatments of patients with a whole spectrum of spinal disorders using the most advanced technology available.

Our systematic approach begins from the moment a patient walks through our doors, with every member of our care team working toward the goal of long-term pain management and improvement in each patient’s function and quality of life. Our registered-nurse triage team ensures our patients receive excellent service and continuity of care by overseeing follow-through of individualized, evidence-based plans of care provided by each practitioner.

We are a referral-based specialty outpatient clinic. Please consult with your provider before calling for an appointment. 

What to Expect

When you entrust your spine care to the specialists at the Norman Prince Spine Institute, you can expect:  

  • Comprehensive Spine Care: We offer a comprehensive focused review of your spine-based complaint, targeted physical evaluation, medication management, behavioral assessment and management with individual or group therapies, interventional procedures, minimally invasive and complex spine surgeries, physical and occupational therapy, and more—making our program the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary program in the region. Our skilled clinicians take a patient-centered, collaborative approach, working closely with colleagues in neurosurgery, neurology, pain medicine, interventional radiology as well as physical and occupational therapists and other specialty-trained providers to ensure continuity of care.
  • Advanced Spine Care: As part of the region’s largest hospital system, affiliated with The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, our center gives patients access to the most advanced technology, including state-of-the-art imaging equipment and tools for minimally invasive procedures. We offer a variety of imaging options, including MRI, EMG, Myelograms, Bone Scans, and CT scans, to most accurately assess patients with various spine-based conditions or implanted devices. Our two locations for evaluation and assessments, and three locations for interventional spine procedures puts this sophisticated array of services within easy reach of patients across the state. 
  • Convenience for our Patients: All of our outpatient services are accessible in our convenient, newly renovated locations on the Rhode Island and Newport hospital campuses. 


As part of the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute at Lifespan, the Norman Prince Spine Institute participates in neuroscience and rehabilitation research. Our researchers receive major awards from the National Institutes of Health and win competitive fellowships from private foundations. We are consistently recognized by peers as leaders in our fields, landing in the ranks of the Best Doctors in America and serving in leadership roles in medical professional organizations.

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Research and Clinical Trials

Learn more about the innovative neuroscience research and current clinical trials at the Norman Prince Spine Institute.

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