Thomas' Story - 717-BACK

"I've never experienced back pain like that before"

- Thomas Grove

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"I hope my story will encourage others to make the call."

- Julie Woodward

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About Us
Back Clinic
Nebraska Spine Hospital

Back and Spine Institute

When you have back pain--either chronic or due to a recent injury--it is hard to know where to turn for relief. The Alegent Creighton Health Back & Spine Institute, in Omaha, Nebraska, offers a comprehensive approach to back pain. That means when it comes to caring for you and your back, we have treatment options that are perfectly customized to your back pain. With one simple call to 717-BACK, you will be connected to a back care specialist who will get you started on the road to recovery.

The experts at the Back & Spine Institute will thoroughly evaluate your back pain and its effect on your life. We will then begin the process of helping you alleviate or manage your pain. Most patients will benefit from our non-surgical treatments, including physical therapy, injections and pain management therapies. Should you require surgery, The Nebraska Spine Hospital, located at Immanuel Medical Center focuses exclusively on spine procedures.

Regardless of your course of treatment, our goal is to improve your quality of life and get you back to doing the things you love as soon as possible.

To speak to a back care specialist, call 402-717-BACK.

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Back Clinic

When you have back pain, it can be hard to know where to start for treatment. At the Alegent Creighton Health Back Clinic, you’ll speak to a back health professional who will connect you to any care you might need, from primary care to back pain management to complex surgery.

Your First Visit

During your initial visit, you’ll receive a comprehensive evaluation from a Physiatrist and a Physical Therapist, if indicated. These experts specialize in non-surgical options for back and spine treatment and will develop a treatment plan specifically for you.

They’ll also schedule any additional treatments you may need through the clinic, as well as coordinate care from any other necessary services – either surgical or non-surgical. If you have a complex injury or issue, you’ll also meet your own dedicated care coordinator who will help manage your ongoing treatment throughout the entire process.

Whatever the case, you will leave your appointment knowing your treatment plan so you can get back to doing what you love as soon as possible.

Meeting Your Physiatrist

A physiatrist is a physician who is certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. A physiatrist’s goal is to achieve maximum restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational functions through comprehensive, non-surgical rehabilitation. initial assessment with your physiatrist includes:
  • Strength testing
  • Reflex testing
  • Diagnosis of the cause of pain
  • Review for possible neurological problems

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Treatment Options

Your physiatrist and physical therapist will develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs.

Possible non-surgical treatments:

  • Active-based PT program (exercise-based)
  • Injections for better and faster progress
  • Anti-inflammatory pain medications
  • Radiology or MRI, as needed
  • Strength and prevention training to help prevent further injury

While non-surgical treatment is always the goal, some patients may be candidates for back surgery. For these cases, the Alegent Creighton Health Back Clinic has a unique partnership with the Nebraska Spine Hospital, where the entire care team is dedicated to and specially trained in spine care.

Advanced surgical technologies:

  • O-Arm®: provides real-time imaging during surgeries for precision and accuracy.
  • Stealth Navigation: provides real-time imaging that guides surgeons in the precise placement of implants.
  • Intra-operative Neuromonitoring: allows surgeons to monitor the location of nerves during surgery.
  • Banyan: allows surgeons to see a patient’s complete data – O-Arm, Stealth Navigation, EKG – in one system and in real time.

Nebraska Spine Hospital

The Nebraska Spine Hospital is a partnership between Alegent Creighton Health and the Nebraska Spine Center. This unprecedented collaboration in the Omaha area provides you with nationally recognized spine surgeons, neurosurgeons and physical medicine physicians, as well as the full continuum of pre- and post-surgical care of Alegent Creighton Health.

The staff of the Nebraska Spine Hospital is dedicated exclusively to spine care. The spine surgeons have all completed fellowship training in spine surgery and are involved in research that has led to the development of many breakthrough technologies. Once a week, the physicians meet to collaborate on patient treatment plans to ensure the best possible care for each patient. This level of specialized care demonstrates our unparalleled commitment to spine health.

The Nebraska Spine Hospital is located within Immanuel Medical Center, making it a "hospital within a hospital." This means that you have quick access to all of the benefits of a full-service hospital should you need it. And for families traveling into the area, lodging accommodations are available at Immanuel Medical Center, and numerous facilities nearby.

Visit the Nebraska Spine Hospital website.