We believe in performing a comprehensive medical evaluation to design the treatment plan that works best for you and your lifestyle. This may involve meeting with a provider to discuss your past medical history, current health status, and any lab work or imaging films. Our team focuses on identifying the treatable cause of your back and neck pain and tailoring treatment programs that may involve a single treatment method or a combination, such as physician therapy and medications.
Patients coming to the Spine Medicine Institute at Saint Alphonsus will benefit from access to state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and treatments, highly-skilled imaging technologists, board-certified radiologists, and fast reporting of results.
Full Service Diagnostic Imaging Services
- 640-slice CT scanning technology.
- High-field MRI.
- Diagnostic general radiology.
- Nuclear medicine.
- Trauma radiology.
- Special procedures.
- Neuro bi-plane angiography.
- Vascular (peripheral angiography).
- Interventional procedures.
- Osteoporosis screening.
It is our goal to provide you with information about back- and neck-pain relief and to include you in decisions about your care. We will believe and act upon your reports of pain in a timely manner, and you will be included in discussions about different ways to control it.
We help patients take an active role in controlling their own pain, beyond the effects of medications. We always focus on facilitating the achievement of the best possible patient outcomes: Minimizing pain and pain medication leels while maximizing activity and addressing pain-related psychosocial issues.
Our pain management services include both physiatry and interventional pain management. Physiatry approaches pain management with conservative treatments using physical therapy and medication and other avenues of physical rehabilitation to restore functio. Interventional pain management includes various outpatient procedures such as pain injections, pain pump trials and spinal cord stimulation. These services all have a common goal of reducing or eliminating pain and taking steps toward healing.
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The Spine Medicine Institute is proud to partner with Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services (STARS) to provide therapy services. STARS has a highly skilled team of specialists that includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, recreation therapists, speech therapists, athletic trainers and case managers to provide comprehensive rehabilitation treatment. They see past the limitations of injuries and illnesses to recognize each person’s potential for rehabilitation.
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Spine surgery is an art form and should be considered only after noninvasive or minimally invasive methods have been unsuccessful. Our providers carefully evaluate the decision to perform surgery. Factors that may influence whether surgery is appropriate include past medical history, how long pain has been present, the severity of the disorder or condition, and timing. Patients who are approved for surgery will benefit from new technologies and techniques that improve recovery time and functionality.
Our providers perform a variety of spine surgeries to best meet the needs of the patient. Speak with your provider to find out if surgery is an option for you and which surgery is most appropriate.
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We know that back and neck pain can affect every aspect of your life, including your emotional and spiritual health. We are pleased to offer our patients evaluation and management services for stresses related to their back and neck pain, including depression. These services are offered by licensed psychologists and available at the Spine Medicine Institute’s clinic location at Saint Alphonsus.
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