Comprehensive Spine Program

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The University of Michigan Health Comprehensive Spine Program brings together a team of nationally recognized specialists in back and spine care to provide the most effective, evidence-based treatment solutions, both surgical and non-surgical. No other program offers our unique breadth of services.

Spine Care Team Includes Multiple Specialties

Our multidisciplinary spine team works to determine the right treatment for each patient, beginning with the least invasive option. We consider the patient’s medical profile to recommend the best provider and treatment plan, and offer access to specialists in multiple areas.

Complete Evaluation and Personalized Treatment Plan

Each patient is evaluated with a comprehensive diagnostic process that enables us to best determine the cause of your symptoms. We will then create a personalized plan that incorporates the full spectrum of non-operative and operative treatment options.

Non-Operative Care

Our anesthesia pain medicine specialists use evidence-based techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of spine pain. These range from pharmacologic and interventional management in the form of injections and ablative therapy as well as neuromodulation to treat nerve pain. We also offer a non-pharmaceutical program that features alternative techniques for pain management, including integrative medicine, healing touch, acupuncture and yoga.

Our certified physical medicine & rehabilitation (PM&R) specialists work with patients using conservative rehabilitation strategies and management techniques such as injections or ablative therapy to help alleviate pain. Treatment can be as diverse as addressing other musculoskeletal problems impacting spine pain (e.g., shoulder, hip or knee problems), considering biomechanical stressors that impact the patient at work or play and maximizing patient fitness and resilience to injury.

When Surgery Is Necessary

When conservative measures fail to improve a patient’s back or spine pain, our neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons and are at the forefront of surgical procedures — from the least invasive to highly complex. These specialists use the most advanced technologies — including robotic surgery techniques — and are actively involved in ongoing research to ensure positive outcomes.

Committed to Your Successful Treatment

Our specialists are committed to your successful treatment, supporting you every step of the way. Our doctors listen carefully to you to identify the cause of your symptoms. We then offer a tailored treatment plan. For those who require surgery, we provide education and support to help prepare you for your procedure and assist in your full recovery

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