About Ann Arbor Spine Care
Four out of five Americans will have an attack of back pain during their lifetime. Many people are doomed to endless visits to the back doctor. That's because once you have your first back pain attack, you are four times more likely to have a recurrence. If you have back or neck pain, we are now in a position to help.
Ann Arbor Spine Care, located in southeast Michigan with convenient locations in Ypsilanti, Brighton and Chelsea is a by-product of discussions with case managers, rehab nurses and managed care experts on a local and national level. Ann Arbor Spine Care is a work in progress, where we hope to continue to improve spine care over the next 5 years for the benefit of those in the southeast Michigan region.
Ann Arbor Spine Care is actually a SPINE TEAM of complementary spine specialists
Ann Arbor Spine Care includes the expertise of board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeons who specialize in spine, working in collaboration with a team of physical medicine & rehabilitation MDs and spine-specialized therapists all located on one common campus in East side of Ann Arbor. The spine team is able to care for any type of back or neck problem, from the simple back or neck strain all the way to the most complex spine surgery. Because Ann Arbor Spine Care has X-ray, MRI, injection therapy and spine therapy on the campus, the back or neck pain patient no longer has to drive around town to multiple locations for care.
Ann Arbor Spine Care physicians already see a variety of complex cases from across Eastern, Central and Northern Michigan, including Traverse City, Charlevoix and the Upper Peninsula. About half of patients coming to Ann Arbor Spine Care are referred by family practice doctors and chiropractors located across the lower peninsula and upper peninsula of Michigan.
The spine team is able to care for any type of back or neck problem, from the simple back or neck strain all the way to the most complex spine surgery.
The spine group is located on the campus of St. Joseph Hospital in Ypsilanti. Because Ann Arbor Spine Care has MRI, X-ray, spine therapy and non-surgical Physical Medicine and pain management specialists on campus, the back or neck pain patient no longer has to drive around town to fragmented locations for care. Having all the necessary diagnostic testing and non-operative treatment in one campus location eliminates multiple referrals, delayed care and confusion.
In some cases, a patient may have emergency symptoms that need to be seen within 24 hours by a spine specialist. This can include numbness, weakness or pain that extends down a leg or arm past the knee or elbow, or when you have loss of control of bowel or bladder. Secondly, any time a person has suffered a traumatic injury like an abrupt fall or car accident that causes back or neck pain, this is an emergency signal. This educational web site covers many of these symptoms related to back or neck pain problems.
Over the past 20 years, the spine physicians at Ann Arbor Spine Care have been one of the top-rated spine centers in Michigan. The spine physicians specialize in low back pain and neck pain treating patients from across Michigan, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Jackson, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Gaylord, Petoskey and the Upper Peninsula. The spine surgeons have also received patients from Toledo, Ohio and Northern Indiana. Those with back pain or neck pain often struggle to find a back doctor or spine center that can provide a second opinion for spine surgery and offer nonsurgical treatment for back pain, neck pain, scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and pain symptoms related to a herniated disc. Ann Arbor Spine Care represents a multi-disciplinary spine team of fellowship-trained spine surgeons collaborating with affiliated physical medicine & rehabilitation physicians and spine therapists all on one Ann Arbor medical campus. The regional spine center provides spinal injections, minimally invasive spine surgery, artificial disc replacement surgery and other advances in spine care.
HOME REMEDY BOOK
Our educational Internet site is an online encyclopedia on spine care. Patients visiting our spine center in Ann Arbor receive a free 36-page Home Remedy Book that has symptom charts and customized stretches that relieve pain.
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Ann Arbor Spine Care surgeons use state of the art minimally invasive techniques and instrumentation to help patients recover in a shorter period of time and allow for a quicker return home.LEARN MORE