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Specialty Care

IU Health West Back & Neck Center

4.7 out of 5 stars (696 ratings)

Important COVID-19 Notice:

If you have an appointment that needs to be rescheduled, an IU Health care team member will contact you with more information. For those appointments that cannot be postponed, options will include virtual visits through IU Health Virtual Visits, visits by phone, as well as in-person visits. If we do not contact you to reschedule, please plan on arriving for your appointment at your scheduled time.

If you do not have an appointment within the next 3 days, we kindly ask that you wait to call your provider’s office until closer to your appointment.

IU Health West Hospital helps patients with back and neck pain get to the right specialist, at the right time, while offering a coordinated process and timely communication with you and your primary care physician.

IU Health West Hospital offers you a wide range of assessment and treatment options, from physical therapy to pain management and, in relatively rare instances, surgery.

Our physiatrist (a rehabilitation physician who treats injuries or illnesses that affect how you move) works in tandem with imaging services and rehabilitation services, as well as pain management, orthopedic surgery and neurosurgery specialists to ensure the highest quality of care, excellent outcomes and long-term results.

The physiatrist and the Care Guide (an individual who helps you navigate the evaluation and treatment process) function as a single contact point for patients. They coordinate imaging, lab and therapy appointments, as well as any interactions with physician specialists that may be necessary.

The Back & Neck Center at IU Health West Hospital treats a broad spectrum of spine ailments, including patients with:

  • New onset neck/arm or back/leg pain for evaluation and definitive management
  • Studies with significant abnormalities, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and electromyography (EMG)
  • Painful compression fractures
  • Metastatic disease to the spine
  • Significant exacerbation of chronic neck or back pain
  • Symptoms of neurogenic claudication
  • Spine deformity including scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis
  • Recommendations for a surgical procedure for the spine and desire a second opinion

Our team at the Back & Neck Center handles the legwork. We communicate updates and results, and seek collaboration with your referring physician as needed to provide the most complete care and smoothest transition back to your primary physician's care following treatment.

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