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Spine Care Rehabilitation


Spine care rehabilitation can help you during your recovery from a spine condition, such as back pain or spinal disorders. During treatment, a variety of therapies are used to help you regain movement and mobility.

Pain affects everyone differently. Our specialists assess and diagnose spine and joint pain, then work to educate you on the treatment options available. We believe in empowering you with information so you can help direct your own course of care.

What is spine rehabilitation?

Spine rehabilitation is often a component of comprehensive spine care. Our spine rehabilitation program provides comprehensive, nonsurgical care of all spine and joint pain rehabilitation needs using the latest imaging technology combined with the safest treatment options. Your spine rehabilitation program might include:

We offer a variety of appointment types. Learn more or call 913-588-1227 to schedule now.

Who can have spine rehabilitation?

There are a number of different injuries and conditions that could require spine rehabilitation, from chronic back pain to tumors, spinal deformities and spinal cord injury. We conduct comprehensive testing and evaluation before rehabilitation using electromyography and nerve conduction studies (when applicable) to determine the best course of treatment.

How does spine rehabilitation work?

Spine rehabilitation focuses on creating a custom-tailored combination of treatments to address your specific concerns. Our team includes specialists in every aspect of spine care:

Together, they will create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your needs.

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Benefits and risks of spine rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is an important part of recovery after any injury or trauma to the spinal cord, but can also help relieve discomfort due to pinched nerves, sciatica, arthritis and other common health conditions. Physical therapy from a spine center can greatly improve the quality of life for those living with chronic back pain.

What happens during spine rehabilitation?

Care begins with 1 of our spineologists listening to you and evaluating your condition. After a consultation with other experienced members of our care team, we will recommend the specialists to deliver your personalized care regimen.

The majority of spine and joint pain cases do not require surgery and respond well to the noninvasive methods used by our team. We will address your discomfort and particular symptoms with the goals of:

  • Providing a diagnosis
  • Recommending the right treatment options
  • Managing pain
  • Improving function

After determining a course of action, we will work with you to manage your pain safely and without reinjury.

Why choose us for spine rehabilitation

As the region's most comprehensive spine care program, we offer extended services above and beyond care and treatment. People in Kansas City and throughout the region trust our recognized experts for access to the latest methods and leading-edge diagnostic techniques. Our program includes a comprehensive team of physiatrists, surgeons and therapists.

If you have been diagnosed with a spine-related disorder, we can provide a second opinion. Second opinions do not mean you doubt your doctor's diagnosis. They're an excellent way to get more information about the complete range of treatment options available.

Our spinal cord injury program provides an entire range of care for individuals with spinal cord injury. Our specialists focus on improving both function and quality of life for individuals who have experienced traumatic or nontraumatic spinal cord injuries; as well as spinal cord injury disease, including adults with spina bifida and multiple sclerosis. We treat both acute and chronic spinal cord injuries.

When necessary for your care, we will also involve such specialists as urologists, pulmonologists, plastic surgeons, spine surgeons and wound care nurses. The entire team of specialists will care for you throughout your hospital stay, during rehabilitation and through continued follow-up at one of our spine center locations.

Our patients also have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials that provide access to the most promising treatments and best advancements in care.