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Spine care

Comprehensive care for back and neck pain

Most adults experience back pain at least once in their lives. In fact, back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor. Nearly all back and neck pain is caused by conditions that can be improved through a program of proper treatment.


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Spine care at Allina Health

Our comprehensive spine care is staffed by a team of health care professionals with expertise and advanced training in spine care. Our team evaluates, diagnoses and treats a range of spine conditions. We make evidence-based recommendations on how best to treat your pain and provide the right service at the right time.

During your visit

Our spine experts conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your condition, then work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Whenever possible, the goal is a conservative (nonsurgical) treatment to manage your spine health. If a surgery consult or referral to one of our Allina Health partners is needed, our staff will work to coordinate your care.

The following team of experts will work with you and your primary care provider.

  • A physical therapist works with exercise and manual methods to improve your ability to move and function. 
  • MedX therapy isolates, safely tests and strengthens the muscles in your low back and neck.
  • A spine rehabilitation physician is a primary care doctor with advanced training in caring for people with low back and neck pain.
  • A doctor of chiropractic uses a hands-on approach to health care that focuses on how bone, joint and nerve problems affect general health.
  • Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, stimulates the body's natural healing mechanisms and promotes well-being.
  • A physiatrist is a doctor with specialized training and board-certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation who will direct your spine care.
  • Interventional spine procedures are offered at multiple locations.
  • Spine surgery can correct the vertebrae (bones) or the disks (soft cushions) in the spine. This includes the neck, middle and lower back.

What we believe

We believe the best treatment approach to back and neck pain is one that is balanced and looks at the cause and effect of your condition as it relates to your whole self, not just your spine.  

Conditions treated

 Back and neck pain may come from a number of sources, such as a muscle strain, ligament injury, disc problem or bone problem. Some of the conditions we treat include:

  • acute (severe, short-term) back or neck pain
  • chronic (long-lasting, persistent) back or neck pain
  • recurring flare-ups of back or neck pain
  • neck or back pain associated with numbness or tingling involving your arms or legs
  • pain that has not been helped with standard pain treatments
  • sciatica
  • stenosis
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spondylolysis
  • disc degeneration
  • herniated discs
  • nerve root injuries
  • arthritis

Related links

Source: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
Reviewed by: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute

First published: 10/1/2018
Last reviewed: 10/1/2018

Allina Health Everyday Clinic

This is a retail clinic location. We offer basic services for minor injuries and illnesses for patients 18 months and older. We do not see visits for workers' or injury compensation.

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Everyday On Wheels

Everyday On Wheels mobile clinic is not wheel chair accessible due to the size of the vehicle. Patients should be able to safely climb a short set of stairs to enter the mobile clinic.

Please arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time and have your mobile phone available for the provider to contact you when they are ready to see you.

We've changed how we provide some services with your care and safety in mind. Expanded virtual care services are available to schedule online. You can also call your clinic for help finding the best option.

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Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.

What’s the reason for your visit?

Only these primary care appointments can be scheduled online. For all other appointments or with any questions, call 1-888-425-5462.