SpineCare at Four Locations
SpineCare is an outpatient clinic built around you. Established in 1995, SpineCare was the first clinic of its type in the region, and we’re proud to be part of Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, which is recognized for exceptional physicians, research leadership, specialty expertise and state-of-the-art treatments and technology.
Our goal is to meet your needs with a transdisciplinary team of back and neck experts all working together to give you one-stop-shop convenience. This “team-of-specialists” approach allows us to rapidly see patients with spine problems from the common to the most complex.
Experts in Back and Neck Pain
In addition to some of the area’s leading neurological and orthopaedic surgeons, our staff includes well-regarded physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, neurologists, chiropractic physicians, pain psychologists, spine-trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants as well as outstanding physical and occupational therapists. Learn more about the SpineCare team.
We help manage your health care costs by getting you just what you need, when you need it, by those best able to help. And, our emphasis on early intervention sets us apart from other programs. Our comprehensive, education-based approach can help you achieve an early, safe return to your routine activities and prevent long-term disability from back pain.
At SpineCare, you are an important part of the care team. We value your input in helping choose the right treatment approach to help you meet your goals. Back and neck pain can be a passing annoyance or it can become a chronic, debilitating problem.
Academic Medicine Advantage
One of the benefits of being part of the area’s only academic medical center is that we know what works based on clinical research. Your individualized treatment program is based on evidence.
For example, research proves that for many people, non-invasive approaches such as appropriate exercise, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), ice, and avoiding bedrest can often relieve back and neck pain. We start with the most conservative approaches first. Surgery is an option for some patients, but it’s rarely the first treatment choice. In fact, most of our patients get better without surgery.
Getting a Second Opinion
As many as 90 percent of people report at least one episode of back pain during their working lives, and back pain is a major cause of disability. Whether the cause is related to sports, work, stress, weight, injury, aging or some other condition, the team at SpineCare wants to help you relieve your back and neck pain. Whether you want to confirm a treatment plan or want to find out more options, we are here to assist with our SpineCare Second Opinion Program.
Helping Employers Prevent Back Injury
For employers, SpineCare can help keep health care costs down by reducing the risk of costly, productivity-reducing chronic spine problems. Most patients complete the program without needing surgery, and 97 percent return to their regular work duties or with minimal modifications.
The program also offers a competitive pricing model with defined treatment timelines. And, SpineCare’s quality is validated by recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
We offer four locations – in Greenfield, Menomonee Falls, Oconomowoc and Milwaukee – to make it easy to schedule appointments and get the care you need. And, because of our expertise and focus on proven and innovative treatments, we help you achieve your goals quickly and safely, making SpineCare one of the most cost-effective health care options available.
- Learn more about our quality efforts and read our quality reports in the Quality Care section.
- Learn more about the SpineCare program at the Medical College of Wisconsin Web site, mcw.edu.