About Ann Arbor Spine Center
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 Center, 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 Center 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 Center combines the expertise of spine neurosurgeons and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in spine. We collaborate locally with outside physical therapy centers and physical medicine physicians who specialize in non-surgical treatment options for back and neck pain.
Ann Arbor Spine Center physicians already see a variety of complex cases from across Eastern and Central Michigan. About half of patients are referred to Ann Arbor Spine Center by family practice doctors and chiropractors located across the lower peninsula and upper peninsula of Michigan.
Ann Arbor Spine Center physicians are 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. This includes treatment of scoliosis and other types of spinal deformity.
The spine group is located on the campus of St. Joseph Hospital in Ypsilanti. Because Ann Arbor Spine Center has MRI and X-ray capabilities in close proximity, the back or neck pain patient no longer has to drive around town 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.
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