Imaging and Diagnostics
When you consult with our spine team, we take your medical history and conduct a thorough physical evaluation. To evaluate and confirm the location of any damage that may be causing your symptoms, your examination may include:
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- CT (computed tomography)
At Summit, you’ll find our imaging facilities for all of these tests located under a single roof. We can order and coordinate the appropriate tests, consult with team specialists, and complete your diagnosis quickly and conveniently.
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.
More resources for you
- Visit our Spine Exercise Library for options to help ease neck and back pain
- See Summit’s treatment options for neck, back, and spine care
- Check out additional information on Summit’s approach to spine care
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