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Spine

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When you have back pain, it can limit your ability to perform a broad range of everyday tasks. Our spine specialists diagnose and treat all levels of spinal disease and injury across all age groups. To schedule an appointment, call 913-588-1227 or request your appointment online.

Our team includes board-certified orthopedic surgeons who have had fellowship training in the care of spine patients, as well as non-operative physicians and dedicated therapists. In addition, we can draw on a broad range of additional skills and expertise of the multiple specialists who are also at the Marc A. Asher, MD, Comprehensive Spine Center:

  • Anesthesiologists
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Pain management professionals
  • Physical and rehabilitation therapists
  • Sports medicine specialists

This enables us to provide coordinated care using the latest research to deal with a comprehensive scope of spine-related conditions:

  • Back pain
  • Disc problems
  • Hip pain
  • Joint pain
  • Knee pain
  • Musculoskeletal (or bone) injury
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spinal deformities
  • Spinal infections
  • Tumors

Our team uses the most sophisticated and scientific techniques to assess your condition. Diagnostic tests include:

  • Muscle response, or EMG
  • Nerve condition studies
  • X-ray
  • Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI
  • CT scan
  • CT myelogram
  • Bone and tissue scans
  • PET scan

What can be done

The good news is treatment can begin at once for a patient who is in pain. Whether you need short-term relief or long-term care, the specialists at the spine center will determine the right course of action. Some of the treatment options are:

  • Acupuncture
  • Osteopath manipulation
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Spinal surgery
  • Spine and joint injections
  • Spinal tumor radiofrequency ablation

If you require specialized care, the hospital has several clinics that address a patient’s specific challenges. Specialty clinics include:

  • Amputee clinic
    If you have lost a limb, we can help you evaluate and manage how you function. We will also help you with your prosthesis.

  • Occupational therapy

  • Spasticity clinic
    This clinic can help you with spasms that can result from stroke, spinal problems and injuries.

  • Speech therapy

  • Wheelchair seating clinic
    Specialists can help evaluate your need for a wheelchair and prescribe the best option.

Locations

Spine care is convenient and readily available at both the main hospital on Rainbow Boulevard and also in south Johnson County at our Indian Creek location. Our exam and procedure rooms are private and comfortable. Most – if not all – of the tests, imaging, procedures and rehabilitation you might require can be done in the same facility.