Open Accessibility Menu

Midwest Spine & Brain Institute at St. Croix Falls

Back and Neck Pain Treatment

Most people experience back or neck pain at some point in their lives. These pains will often go away on their own after a couple of days, but if you experience chronic pain daily for more than a few weeks, or severe pain that does not allow you to perform daily tasks, it’s time to seek treatment. We can help you find the cause of the pain and plan out an appropriate solution.

In partnership with Midwest Spine and Brain Institute, St. Croix Health provides dedicated professionals skilled at diagnosing spinal conditions that cause back and neck pain. The spine team has extensive experience offering a wide range of treatment options for the spine, including surgical, interventional, minimally invasive, innovative, and traditional surgical procedures to help patients with spine and neck conditions return to a fulfilling lifestyle.

Some of the most common conditions our spine team treats include:

  • Spinal stenosis A condition where the space around your spine narrows and puts pressure on the nerves, causing pain.
  • Bulging disc (herniated disc) Each vertebra of the spine (the bones that make up the spine) is separated by a rubbery “disc” of cartilage that absorbs impact. When this disc slips out of place and causes pain it is called a bulging or herniated disc.
  • Scoliosis This is an abnormal curvature of the spine which causes it to slant more sideways instead of upright.
  • Bone spurs This is an abnormal growth of bone that forms on the edge of the vertebrae. Bone spurs can narrow the space around the spinal cord and pinch the nerves, causing pain or numbness.
  • Kyphosis (Hump) - Kyphosis may cause fatigue, back pain and stiffness and may be evident by a rounded back appearance or “hump.” Kyphosis can be caused by degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis, compression fractures, injury, certain diseases, tumors, or spondylolisthesis (slipping of one vertebra forward on another).
  • Sciatica - Sciatica may be defined as a sudden pain that radiates from the buttocks and lower back area down the back of your leg. Symptoms include a tingling or prickling sensation, pain and/or weakness. Sciatica occurs when pressure is placed on the sciatic nerve and the condition may also be referred to as “lumbar radiculopathy.”
  • Spondylosis - Spondylosis is a wearing down (degeneration) of the spine caused by wear and tear on the joints. Over time, the discs become dehydrated and lose their cushion between the spinal bones. This resulting rubbing of bone-on-bone causes spurs and can be very painful.

Our Providers

Related Providers