A Team of Specialists To Help You Feel, Move and Live Better
As the region's first truly comprehensive spine program, The McLaren Spine Program features a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of back and neck pain. McLaren Flint is designated as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Center of Distinction for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery and Spine Surgery. McLaren is the only area hospital to achieve both designations.
The program combines the expertise of specialists in the following specialties:
- Orthopedic surgery
- Physical medicine
- Physical therapy
- Clinical health psychology
- Pain management
- Interventional radiology
- Certified case management
These experts work together in a coordinated system to identify and treat conditions of the back and neck, ranging from the most common to the most complex. Whether a patient's treatment is medical or surgical, the team of specialists at the McLaren Spine Program are dedicated to applying leading edge technology, the latest techniques and the most effective therapies to help patients feel, move and live better.
From your first visit to the McLaren Spine Program to your final follow-up, our specialists are prepared to offer you the most appropriate and effective treatment from a full range of available option. Whenever possible, the McLaren Spine Program will explore nonsurgical treatments first. These treatments may include pain management, physical therapy or a psychological intervention.
When to Seek Help
The following symptoms of chronic back and neck pain may indicate the need to seek help:
- Pain that is persistent and cannot be relieved
- Pain radiating into the buttocks, leg or groin or pain radiating into the shoulder, arm or hand
- Muscle spasms in the back or neck
- Numbness in the legs or arms
- Weakness or less of bladder or bowel control
Individualized Treatment Plans
Our physicians work closely with physical therapists to develop a complete, individualized treatment plan for each patient that considers his or her diagnosis, lifestyle and treatment goals. We take pride in working as a team to achieve the best possible outcomes for our patients.
The McKenzie Therapy Method is a philosophy of active patient treatment that emphasizes injury intervention and prevention. This method provides the patient with lifelong pain management skills that can be used in daily living activities.
For some problems, surgery is the only feasible solution. Our team of surgeons are experience and well skilled in performing a wide range of procedures, from routine to more complex cases.
Whatever your diagnosis, our specialists are dedicated to restoring your function and relieving pain to the greatest degree possible by applying their skill and knowledge with advanced techniques and technology.
Spine Surgery Education
In spring 2008,McLaren Flint began offering its spine surgery eduation classes to patients. This unique program is designed to walk the patient, as well as family members through the surgical process from preadmission testing, to what to expect post surgery at home. The class is overseen by clinicians who answer your questions regarding surgery, your hospital stay, discharge and going home.
401 South Ballenger Highway
Flint, MI 48532