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Spine care

Many people live with spine issues or back pain. Spine conditions are complex and can affect every aspect of your life. Spine Care at United Hospital offers comprehensive, coordinated spine care services. Our experts will manage your care in a conservative manner, using evidence-based guidelines.

At United Hospital, doctors and nurses with special training in the treatment and management of spine conditions collaborate with other dedicated professionals to ensure you have the most positive outcome possible. These partners include:

  • pain management specialists from United Pain Center
  • neurophysiology physicians and staff to monitor spinal cord function during spine surgery
  • nurses trained to provide specialized spine care from the operating room to inpatient
  • orthotists who have expertise in fitting patients with braces that are individualized to the patient and their type of spine surgery
  • dedicated physical therapists from Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
  • United Hospital medical imaging
  • occupational therapists
  • social workers and case managers who provide resources to continue rehabilitation
  • speech pathologists

Our partners in care

Working together with these partners, we provide comprehensive care for spine patients:

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Spine Pre-Op Classes

If you are a patient scheduled for spine surgery at United Hospital and are unable to attend the pre-operative class offered at either of these locations in person, your healthcare team requests that you please watch this series of spine preoperative videos.

Please allow about 25 minutes to view the video series.

The videos will provide education on:

  • How to get ready for surgery
  • What to expect during your hospital stay
  • Pain management
  • Activity after spine surgery
  • After hospital care for spine surgery

To confirm you have completed watching the videos, please send an email with your name and the month your surgery is scheduled for to:jtedunited@allina.com

Please note that this email address is ONLY for confirming that you've watched the videos. If you have questions, please contact your clinic. We can't answer individual patient medical questions via this email.