The Summit spine team offers the depth of spine expertise and state-of-the-art resources to treat the full spectrum of spine conditions. The process starts with a detailed clinical evaluation, which includes:
- A full medical history
- A physical examination
- A discussion, during which our providers answer questions and, most importantly, listen to the patient
Learn more about common treatment options:
Whenever possible, we take a conservative approach to your care before surgical options are considered. Together, we help you navigate your spine care decisions efficiently and effectively. Our goal is to empower you to make informed decisions and to guide you to the right provider at the right time to help you return to an active, healthy lifestyle.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive spine expertise
Summit’s spine care team 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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