Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art,
and patient satisfaction oriented spine care to the community.
Quality Management Systems Support
Clinical Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction
Back pain is experienced by four out of five Americans at some point in their lives. This pain usually goes away with time and exercise. Yet, for the 20 percent of people whose pain does not subside, this back pain can be extremely frustrating, not to mention complex and expensive to treat.
These patients are often presented with fragmented, unspecialized and ineffective approaches to treatment. Sent from place to place and from one discipline to another, they experience a nonproductive outcome and little if any pain relief. That is why the Great Lakes Spine Center was developed…to give patients, physicians, employers and insurance carriers a better option.
The Great Lakes Spine Center provides patients with a specialized and coordinated treatment approach to back and neck pain. Our multidisciplinary team of specialists work together to determine the most appropriate treatment plan that will provide patients with optimum function.
We have taken the time to educate ourselves about the concerns and needs of patients as well as those primary care physicians who manage the care of thousands of people in order to develop a spine center that combined the latest advances with proven treatments.
At the Great Lakes Spine Center, we feature specialization, integration and communication…all with the focus on our patients and their individual needs.
The field of spine care and treatment has historically involved a wide range of disciplines trying to individually address the problem. These include surgeons, physiatrists, chiropractors, anesthesiologists, neurologists, primary care doctors, physical therapists, yoga instructors, acupuncturists, massage therapists, and more. Over time, people suffering from back and neck pain often become discouraged with the fragmented and biased approaches that seem to go nowhere.
The most common pitfall in the treatment of back and neck pain is the focus on relieving pain rather than improving function. For example, the patient lies on a table and waits for treatment: a manipulation, a hot or cold pack, an injection, ultrasound therapy, or some other modality. These passive methods may provide temporary relief, but an active approach is essential for spine reconditioning and maintenance.