Introducing Steven Stulc, D.O. [Video]
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Introducing Steven Stulc, D.O., a nonoperative spine specialist at Summit Orthopedics in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. His specialties include physical medicine & rehabilitation as well as degenerative disorders of the lumbar and cervical spine, pain medicine and imaging modalities for spine disorders.
Meet Steven Stulc, D.O.
Dr. Stulc’s approach: “My goal is to treat patients with a comprehensive approach to their spine related disorders, understanding that improving pain and function can have a tremendous impact on quality of life.”
Dr. Stulc’s education: Dr. Stulc studied at Southwestern Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN for his undergraduate degree, and he completed his medical degree at Des Moines University in Des Moines, IA. Following his residency in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program at Mayo Clinic, he completed advanced fellowship training in Interventional Pain Medicine at Penn State University’s Department of Anesthesiology in Hershey, PA.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise
Summit Orthopedics’ Spinecare program is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance for the comprehensive expertise of our patient-centered care. Our back specialists diagnose spine problems and design custom treatment plans built on a conservative, nonsurgical approach. Most patients find relief through treatments including guided injections, specialized physical therapy, biofeedback, exercise, activity modification, and medication. When conservative care does not relieve symptoms, our highly skilled surgeons offer proven, evidence-based surgical options. Together with you, we will determine the right course of action.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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My name is Dr. Steve Stulc. I’m a PMR physician, which stands for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. And that’s a three-year residency that I did at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. And then, after that, I did a one-year fellowship in an anesthesia-based pain medicine fellowship at Penn State. Well, my current practice here at Summit Orthopedics for the spine service involves providing comprehensive spine care – whether that be recommendations on potential injection, comprehensive physical therapy program, or potential medicines to help with your pain. And, in certain circumstances, surgical referral. I have a lot of activities I like to do, outside of the clinic. I love to fly-fish. I’ve been doing that for about 10 years. And I also like to mountain bike. And one of my most enjoyable things is to hang out with my dog. And those are my favorite activities outside of work. And then, of course, hanging out with my wife is always a fun thing, too. Greatest reward I get are small measurements. Patients who really potentially were met with failure other places, were told there was nothing they could do. Potentially offering them something that can even improve their function by 50 percent can turn out to be a life changer for them.
Regenerative PRP and BMAC therapies offer promising options for pain relief and improved function.
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