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Spine program

Helping you control pain and restore movement, strength and flexibility

Back and neck pain can be debilitating, and multiple factors may contribute to it. That’s why ProHealth Neuroscience Care offers a comprehensive team of experts you can trust to deliver proven treatment options and compassionate care.

The Spine Program team uses the latest technology to identify the root cause of your pain, and then works with you and your primary care provider to develop a personalized plan to treat your pain. Our goal is to help you find quick relief so you can get back to living your life to the fullest. We also make sure you have the skills and tools you need to manage the underlying cause of your pain.

These are among the most common back and neck pain diagnoses we treat:

  • Arthritis and skeletal issues
  • Bulging, herniated or ruptured discs
  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spine tumors

A nurse navigator serves as your guide from diagnosis through treatment, helping connect you to the appropriate providers. Comprehensive services are available at the ProHealth Neuroscience Care clinic located within ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Select services are also available at ProHealth Medical Group clinics and Rehabilitation Services locations throughout Waukesha County.

A team of specialists focused on you

Our spine care team brings together back and neck pain experts who work with you to treat acute and chronic spine conditions. They offer both non-surgical and surgical approaches to care.

Nurse navigator: Gets to know you as a person and understands your medical history and expectations. Coordinates and guides you through your care plan, from diagnosis through treatment and follow-up care. Keeps your primary care provider informed of your progress.

Physical therapists: Work with you to build strength, reduce pain and increase range of motion. Aquatic therapy, massage therapy, biofeedback, exercise and trigger point treatments may be used.

Occupational therapists: Help you improve the function of joints and muscles, and modify your environment or tasks to allow you to more readily perform daily activities and reach your maximum potential.

Neuroradiologists and radiologists: Interpret advanced imaging exams (such as CT scans and MRI) and X-rays to help diagnose your condition.

Physiatrists (also known as physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians): Treat problems with bones, muscles and nerves that affect how you move. Focused on evaluation and non-surgical management of neurologic conditions.

Pain management providers (interventional pain physicians, physiatrists, pain psychologists and neuropsychologists): Reduce or eliminate pain and teach self-management. Provide a wide range of medical, therapeutic and surgical treatment options including injections, nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, acupuncture, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

Neurosurgeons: Perform surgical procedures such as spinal fusion and decompression when other treatments have not achieved the results you desire. Use minimally invasive options when possible and intraoperative monitoring to enhance the safety and outcomes of surgery.

The support you need

When surgery is the right option for you, ProHealth partners with Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, one of the nation’s largest comprehensive neurosurgery groups, to offer advanced treatment options and expert care.

Your team will work with you to transition your care from the hospital back to your home. ProHealth Home Care offers a variety of services to help you manage your recovery and daily activities at home, including medical visits from a nurse, a physical therapist or an occupational therapist. A social worker may also visit to introduce you to a variety of resources you may need.

If you have a major operation or experience challenges that keep you from recovering safely at home, inpatient therapy at ProHealth Rehabilitation Hospital of Wisconsin may be recommended. ProHealth partners with Kindred Healthcare to provide services at the freestanding hospital, and Spine Program physiatrists are on-site to work with patients during their stay.

Spine Wellness Program

Your lifestyle and the choices you make can trigger back and neck pain. Stress management, weight reduction, exercise and other lifestyle modifications can significantly impact long-term relief of pain. ProHealth Neuroscience Care, in partnership with ProHealth West Wood Health & Fitness Center, offers a number of fitness and wellness services designed to help you keep your spine in shape once your medical care is complete. Services include personal training, yoga, weight management, balance and stability training and condition-related classes.

Upcoming events

  • Dec
    15
    Sunday
    6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Tour specifically for future big brothers and sisters age 3 and younger and their parents.
  • Dec
    15
    Sunday
    6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
    Come see the hospitals chosen most often by Waukesha County mothers!
  • Dec
    15
    Sunday
    7:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    Come see the hospitals chosen most often by Waukesha County mothers!
  • Dec
    16
    Monday
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    The caregiver support group is designed to give you the opportunity to relax and connect with other people who can relate to your experience.

Contact us

If you suffer from a back or neck problem, ask your primary care provider whether you may benefit from ProHealth Neuroscience Care’s Spine Program. Learn more by calling the spine program nurse navigator at 262-928-8532.

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