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Christopher Kain, MD

Minimally Invasive Spine surgeon

Office: (620) 669-2554
Fax: (620) 694-4291

Dr. Kain is a highly skilled, board-certified, and fellowship trained spine surgeon. Dr. Kain offers a conservative approach and will first work with you to identify alternative options to surgery. However, if conservative measures fail and surgery is indicated, Dr. Kain can offer pain relief and increased mobility with minimal down time by operating through a tiny incision. Minimally-invasive spine surgery might be right for you. Don't let spine discomfort limit your activities. For a consultation with Dr. Kain, call 620.669.2554 and get back to living.

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Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.
Internship: Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA
Residency - Orthopaedic Surgery: Barnes Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship - Spine Surgery: Texas Back Institute, Plano, TX
Board Certified: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • North American Spine Society

  • Society for Ethical Spine Surgeons

Experience: Hutchinson clinic staff physician since 2014; WestSound Orthopaedics, PS, Silverdale, WA; Olympic Orthopaedic and Spine Clinic, Bremerton, WA

Dr. Kain Specializes in:

  • Adult Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • XLIF: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion

  • TLIF

  • ACDF: Anterior Cervical Disectomy & Fusion

  • Laminectomy/Diskectomy

  • Decompressive Laminectomy

  • Laminoforaminotomy

  • Radio-frequency Ablation

 Facet joint syndrome is pain at the joint between two vertebrae in your spine. Another term for facet joint syndrome is osteoarthritis. The facet joints are the joints in your spine that make your back flexible and enable you to bend and twist.

Treating Facet Joint Pain With Radiofrequency Ablation

The Hutchinson Clinic can offer relief with a procedure called Radio-frequency Ablation or RFA. Performed by Dr. Kain in our Ambulatory Outpatient Surgery Center.

Radio frequency ablation (RFA) or lesioning is a minimally invasive procedure that provides lasting relief to those suffering from facet joint pain. In fact, clinical studies show that RFA significantly reduces pain severity and frequency for one year in the majority of patients. RFA involves applying heat to certain nerve pathways to “shut off” the transmission of pain signals to the brain. It is performed on an outpatient basis. It has a high success rate and low complication rate.

“I can walk better than before. I can do household chores without having to sit down or lay down. Can cook for my Grandchildren, and I can wash the dishes. I absolutely have no pain now. I can stand up straight now. Before, I was hunched over all the time.

When I was told that I needed surgery, I admit, I was nervous about it. Dr. Kain made me so at ease. He showed me pictures of my back and explained what he would have to do and answered all of my questions. Then he asked for my Sons to come in and answered their questions. They appreciated this and were really impressed as I was.

There was pain with recovery. I did the exercises Dr. Kain, gave me to do when I was at home, then all of a sudden, no more pain.     I am so thankful.

— Rose, Patient

Get the latest about the spine program and services offered from Dr. Kain on this episode of  Doc Talk.

Get the latest about the spine program and services offered from Dr. Kain on this episode of Doc Talk.