Avera Spine Center
When back and neck pain interrupts your life, the Avera Spine Center is your destination with a team offering patient-focused care. Take the first step for relief from back and neck pain.
Step 1: Call the spine navigator at 605-322-8805.
Step 2: The spine navigator visits with you and gathers your current symptoms and health history.
Step 3: You then meet with a specialist to discuss your back/neck problem and discuss treatment.
Step 4: Nonsurgical methods, such as physical therapy, medications and injections, are possible treatment options.
Step 5: Follow-up care will determine if current methods are helping you. If not, an evaluation with a surgeon may be scheduled.
Step 6: If surgery is determined to be necessary, a spine care coordinator will guide you through pre- and post-operative education, surgery and the recovery process.
Specialists from the Avera Brain and Spine Institute meet regularly, explore the best treatment protocols, share knowledge and create custom treatment plans to improve patient outcomes. The team includes:
- Interventional pain specialists
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists (physiatrists)
The spine navigator helps patients and family members "navigate" through each step of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. This includes facilitating physician interaction with the care team and providing information on recommended treatment plans and patient progress.