"My back pain was so bad I couldn't do anything. Now I'm gardening again! I am so thankful to Providence and Dr. Kranenburg. " ...Lorri (Spine surgeon: Dr. Andy Kranenburg, M.D.)
New treatments offer new hope.
In the past five years, research on spine injuries and diseases has yielded dramatic breakthroughs. Non-surgical treatment alternatives have multiplied, and new surgical procedures have outstanding success rates.
Every patient's care plan is individually developed and is based on their health issue, lifestyle, overall condition and personal goals. A big part of our program is helping patients understand their condition and assisting them in their care decision. Patient education continues throughout your treatment, helping you gain the knowledge you need to make the most of your treatment.
- Physical and rehabilitation therapy
- The latest in pain management options
- Non-narcotic medications
Our surgical partners focus on treating spine conditions using the most minimally invasive procedures appropriate for each patient. As our outcomes reflect, Providence Spine Institute patients experience shorter hospital stays surpassing local and national standards. And with today's technology, many people can have surgery and return home on the same day.
Our surgical partners are are experts in minimally invasive procedures including Extreme Lateral Interbody Infusion, or XLIF, which offers patients a safe and effective alternative to traditional spine surgery. XLIF accesses the spine through the patient's side, avoiding major muscles and tissue, and resulting in quicker recovery times.
Orthopedic surgeon Mark Peterson, M.D., is a leading clinical investigator for a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of a total disc replacement device. The Extreme Lateral Total Disc Replacement seeks to relieve pain, restore height and maintain motion at the spinal segment.
Here at Providence, our surgical partners utilize the most advanced surgical suites in the region featuring state-of-the-art O-Arm® imaging and stealth navigation imaging. The O-Arm and stealth imaging provide multidimensional images in real time allowing the surgeon to make adjustments at the time of surgery, thus improving accuracy and patient outcomes.
We believe in the power of a team
Embracing a team-oriented care model, our interdisciplinary team of physiatrists, rehabilitation therapists, anesthesiologists, and orthopedic and neurosurgeons work together to ensure the treatment you receive is appropriate for you.
Our team includes
- Physical therapists
- Rehabilitation nurse specialists
- Orthopedic surgeons
Call today for an evaluation appointment and referral to one of our expert providers for treatment.