Avera Brain & Spine Institute
Contact the Avera Spine Navigator
Take the first step toward relief of back or neck pain by calling the Avera Spine Navigator.
Count on Avera Brain & Spine Institute in Sioux Falls, SD, as the region's premier provider of comprehensive brain and spine care. Our multidisciplinary experts specialize in neurology, trauma, neurosurgery, physical medicine & rehabilitation, pain management, and emergency medicine.
We offer diagnosis and treatment of:
- Headaches, including migraines, clusters and tension headaches
- Seizures and epilepsy
- Balance disorders including dizziness and vertigo
- Movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and tremors
- Back and neck pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cervical dystonia
- Cognitive disorders affecting communication, learning, memory, perception and problem solving
- Degenerative nerve diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Nerve injuries
- Neuromuscular diseases, including myasthenia gravis
- Restless leg syndrome
- Sleep disorders
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Tumors of the brain and spinal cord
Specialized clinics are available for:
As an ALS Association Recognized Treatment Center, you can count on the Avera Brain & Spine Institute to provide evidence-based, multidisciplinary ALS care and services in a supportive atmosphere with an emphasis on hope and quality of life.
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.
Specialists from Avera Brain & Spine Institute unite across major clinical areas providing patients and referring physicians access to this comprehensive center that offers advanced technology in a multidisciplinary approach to spine care, including:
- Diagnostic imaging
- Nerve and muscular testing
- Interventional spinal injections
Take the first step for relief from back and neck pain by calling our spine navigator at 605-322-8805.
The spine navigator serves as a patient liaison to help patients and family members through each step of diagnosis, treatment and recovery of acute spine conditions.
Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic
Deep brain stimulation is a safe and effective surgical procedure that can help transform the lives of people experiencing debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. By stimulating specific areas of the brain, DBS can manage some of the most disabling motor symptoms of these disorders, allowing people to live and work longer. To learn more about the Deep Brain Stimulation Clinic, call 605-322-7270.
Balance & Dizziness Clinic
If you experience dizziness or a loss of balance, come to the Avera Brain & Spine Institute Balance and Dizziness Clinic. Our specialized team will provide a thorough diagnostic evaluation for dizziness and balance impairments and then will develop an individual treatment and management plan for you. To learn more, call 605-322-8121.
Autonomic Testing Lab
Count on the sophisticated medical equipment in the region's only Autonomic Testing Lab (ATL) for the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the autonomic nervous system, which controls functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, bowel and bladder function, and more. Having an autonomic dysfunction means that one or more of these processes in your body has been disrupted by an underlying illness. To learn more, call 605-335-0844.
Avera Concussion Program
The Avera Concussion Program provides diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for athletes, and anyone who participates in activities in which concussions are possible. Without prompt attention, a concussion may result in ongoing symptoms, brain damage or even death. To learn more, call 605-336-2140.
Interventional Pain Services
Pain is a complex medical problem that can have profound effects on your physical and mental well-being. Our pain management team strives to help you return to your everyday activities quickly, without heavy reliance on medications. Through the application of minimally invasive techniques, we work closely with your referring provider to treat your pain and set you on the path to an active, pain-free lifestyle. Call 605-322-7246 for more information.
Why Choose Avera Brain & Spine Institute?
You can count on the Avera Brain & Spine Institute team to provide high quality care – as demonstrated by earning The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.
Our inpatient rehabilitation unit – featuring advanced rehabilitation technology and modern amenities – is also CARF-accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and specializes in helping individuals recover from stroke, traumatic injury and more.
- A 28-bed unit dedicated to brain and spine care at Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
- Specially-trained neuroscience nursing staff
- An integrated care model with a patient-centered vision
- Multidisciplinary team of clinical experts and physicians
- Diagnostic imaging center
- Specialty clinic programs
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Avera also offers many classes for health care professionals and other opportunities for health care professionals, including programs for pharmacy residency, radiologic technology and emergency medical services.