Evidence-based Approach

We know what works.

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.

Most patients complete the program without needing surgery, and 97% return to their regular work duties or with minimal modifications.

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% 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 the program’s outcomes.

SpineCare has always been ahead of the curve. 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. For fast, quality and personal spine care, the right choice is Academic.

How will I notice the difference between SpineCare and other programs?

  • You will notice that virtually all needed professionals and services are in one place.

    Our team of specialists including physical medicine & rehabilitation, neurology, spine surgeons, chiropractors, physical & occupational therapists work together to determine what is the most appropriate comprehensive management for you.

  • As soon as the appropriate determinations have been made, you will begin treatment and will work with the team members in both the clinical and educational programs.

    Your progress will be monitored carefully and changes in your treatment plan made by the team working together, rather than communication by mail and occasional telephone calls.

  • This program contains a strong educational emphasis.

    We want to help you improve and stay that way. Thus, we emphasize long term exercises, teach you how to prevent injuries, and how to protect your neck and back while doing what you want and need to do. We will ask that you complete a series of Health Questionnaires so we can measure your progress and share the results with you.

  • Throughout the program, if applicable, we will work with your employer, insurance company, and case manager to minimize the insurance and communication difficulties people often have in working through treatment of a back problem.