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Nasseff Spine Center - Plymouth (WestHealth)

Nasseff Spine Center - Plymouth
Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth
2805 Campus Drive, Suite 345
Plymouth, MN 55441
Fax: 763-236-5556

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Many people live with spine issues and pain, including back problems. Spine issues are complex and can affect every aspect of your life.

Nasseff Spine Center at Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth offers comprehensive, coordinated spine care services. You can receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment–all in a single location. Our experts will approach your care in a conservative manner, using evidence-based guidelines.

Office hours to schedule appointment

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

To make an appointment,
call 763 236 5550.

Experts in spine care

Our spine experts provide a comprehensive evaluation of your condition and a treatment plan. When possible, the goal is a conservative program of therapy to manage your spine health. This is based on best practice protocols for imaging, rehabilitation, pain management, integrative therapies and injection therapy. If surgery is needed, our staff will help you prepare for and recover from surgery.

The following team of experts at Nasseff Spine Center work with you and your primary care doctor.

  • Physiatrist is a doctor with specialized training and board-certification in physical medicine and rehabilitation who will direct your spine care.
  • Nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced education and clinical training who will work with your physiatrist to diagnose and treat your spine condition.
  • Nurse clinician and care navigator is a registered nurse who will help guide you in the health care system.
  • Physical therapist will work with exercise and manual methods to improve your ability to move and function.

Spine conditions

  • Low and upper back pain ?
  • Neck pain ?
  • Sciatica ?
  • Stenosis ?
  • Spondylolisthesis ?
  • Spondylolysis ?
  • Disc degeneration ?
  • Herniated discs ?
  • Nerve root injuries
  • Fractures ?
  • Kyphosis ?
  • Lordosis ?
  • Arthritis ?
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Low and upper back pain

Back pain or a low back strain is your back's way of responding to injury or illness. Back pain is pain in the back that usually happens by hurting muscles or ligaments in your back.

Learn more about back pain.

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Neck pain

Neck pain is discomfort in any of the structures in the neck. These include muscles and nerves as well as spinal vertebrae and the cushioning disks in between.

Learn more about neck pain.

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Sciatica refers to pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the leg. It is caused by injury to or pressure on the sciatic nerve. Sciatica is a symptom of another medical problem, not a medical condition on its own.

To learn more about sciatica visit our health library.

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Spinal stenosis is narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord, or narrowing of the openings (called neural foramina) where spinal nerves leave the spinal column.

To learn more about spinal stenosis visit our health library.

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Spondylolisthesis is when a vertebra slips out of place. This is a congenital condition you may be born with.

Spondylolisthesis can cause acute low back pain. Learn more about acute low back pain.

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Spondylolysis is a defect in the back part of the spine. This is a congenital condition you may be born with.

Spondylolysis can cause acute low back pain. Learn more about acute low back pain.

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Disc degeneration

As you age, your spine may go through degenerative (breaking down) changes. These include degenerative disc disease (DDD) and arthritis in the facet joints of the vertebrae. The facet joints are where 2 vertebrae meet, in back of the spinal cord. DDD includes damage to the disc sac and loss of the fluid that fills the sac.

Disc degeneration can cause acute low back pain. Learn more about acute low back pain.

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Herniated discs

A herniated (slipped) disk occurs when all or part of a spinal disk is forced through a weakened part of the disk.

Learn more about Herniated discs.

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These are bone breaks in the vertebrae of your spine. This can happen with injury or aging.

Fractures in your spine can cause acute low back pain. Learn more about acute low back pain.

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Kyphosis is a curving of the spine that causes a bowing or rounding of the back, which leads to a hunchback or slouching posture.

Learn more about kyphosis.

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Lordosis is an increased curving of the spine.

Learn more about lordosis.

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Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. A joint is the area where two bones meet. There are over 100 different types of arthritis.

Learn more about arthritis.

Spine treatment

Medical management

Surgical spine care

Other spine care services at Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth:

Partnerships that offer additional care

These Allina Health providers offer special expertise for patients with spine disorders.

Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy - Plymouth
Located at Abbott Northwestern - WestHealth, Courage Kenny Sports & Physical Therapy focuses on patients with orthopedic and spine conditions. Experienced physical therapists with musculoskeletal expertise provide an initial evaluation. Then, with the referring doctor's direction, the physical therapist creates a therapy plan to focus on the patient's goals and maximize recovery.

Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing
The Penny George™ Institute for Health and Healing is a leader in holistic, integrative care. Its programs and services offer a holistic approach to health care that advocates for and treats the patient as an empowered partner. The institute is located on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital campus in Minneapolis.