SpineCare Clinic Opens in OconomowocFor the convenience of people with neck and back problems, expert spine care is now available in western Waukesha County. In March, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin opened a new SpineCare Clinic at 1230 Corporate Drive in Oconomowoc.
The clinic is a satellite site of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin SpineCare Clinic at 1155 N. Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa. Both sites treat patients with spine injuries, neck pain, scoliosis, backaches, degenerative disc disease, disc herniations and other spine-related disorders.
The SpineCare Clinic is staffed by Medical College of Wisconsin physicians who specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation and neurosurgery. Other team members include physical therapists, occupational therapists, chiropractors and pain management specialists.
Back or neck problems — whether caused by an injury, an accident or poor body mechanics — can prevent a person from fully participating in life. The SpineCare Clinic’s multidisciplinary team efficiently diagnoses and treats a wide range of spine problems. Team members collaborate to find the cause of the pain and design individual treatment plans. Treatment is based on solid medical research evidence — an advantage of being part of a leading academic medical center.
Our goal is to help people achieve the best possible outcome — for many years to come. In fact, 97 percent of patients receiving rehabilitation at the SpineCare Clinic return to their regular work duties with minimal modifications at the end of treatment. Nearly 90 percent of patients complete their treatment in less than three months.
Treatment is individualized to meet each person’s unique needs. An initial evaluation will be done by a physician specializing in spine disorders, a chiropractic physician and a physical therapist. The team may then recommend care in the basic (6-8 weeks), intermediate (8-12 weeks) or extended (12-16 weeks) spine program; the FastBack Program (for people with first-time back or neck pain without neuromotor deficits); or a surgical evaluation. All clinic services are provided under one roof, so patients don’t need to travel to one site for tests and another for therapy.
Surgery is always the last option after other treatment options have not succeeded. The SpineCare Clinic’s surgery rate is low because most patients improve with conservative treatment alone.
It’s easy to make an appointment at both SpineCare Clinic locations:
1155 N. Mayfair Road
1230 Corporate Drive
Source: Every Day
Date: May - July 2006 Issue