Neck and back pain care in Wisconsin | Ascension
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Get relief for neck and back pain in Wisconsin

Orthopedic specialists at Ascension Wisconsin provide advanced care for neck and back pain and injuries.

Living with neck and back pain can affect your physical and emotional health. When pain is affecting your daily life, talk with an experienced spine specialist at Ascension Wisconsin. Our orthopedic doctors specialize in treatments for arthritis pain in your neck, back and joints. Your care team listens to understand you and your health concerns. Then, we create a personalized care plan to help you get back to the activities you love.

Specialty care for neck and back arthritis and spine injuries

When you choose Ascension Wisconsin for your care, you are connected to a team of specialists, including: orthopedic doctors, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, neurosurgeons, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, radiologists, sports medicine specialists and pain management specialists. Your orthopedic specialist will talk with you about therapeutic (nonsurgical) and surgical treatments to help relieve pain in your neck and spine caused by:

  • Fractured vertebrae and trauma injuries
  • Herniated disc
  • Osteoarthritis (loss of cartilage between bones)
  • Osteoporosis (weak and brittle bones)
  • Overuse injuries, including stress fractures
  • Pinched nerves
  • Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
  • Spinal fractures, stenosis or tumors
  • Spine instability
  • Tailbone pain or fracture


Advanced spine surgery and rehabilitation care options

If surgery is recommended as part of your care plan, our orthopedic surgeons are part of a national care team of specialists, sharing research and best practices. Our orthopedic surgeons can also connect you to brain and spine care specialists for neurologic disorders or conditions that require neurology care. Your doctor may also use minimally invasive surgery, if possible. Minimally invasive surgery uses smaller incisions and may lead to less pain and a shorter recovery.

The orthopedic care teams at Ascension Wisconsin deliver personalized surgical treatments and rehabilitation, including:

  • Occupational and physical therapy
  • Pain management and joint injections
  • Tendon and nerve repair

Ascension Wisconsin partners with the Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (MOSH) and the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (OHOW) to give you and your family a wider range of orthopedic and rehab services.

Helping to prevent neck or back injury through physical therapy

Preventing injury can help you continue to do the activities you want to do. Whether you are recovering from an injury, starting a new exercise program or have a chronic condition, we can show you how to prevent injuries to your back and neck. Our doctors and physical therapists provide care for conditions that affect your spine, bones, muscles and balance. With physical therapy, we offer treatments to help improve the health of your spine.

Get a second opinion from an orthopedic specialist

Get the confidence and peace of mind that your doctor and care plan are right for you. It's easy to get a second opinion at Ascension Wisconsin. We can review your medical records and healthcare history to answer your questions and discuss options. Talk with one of our specialists about a personalized care plan.

When you have neck or back pain and are deciding on a care plan, there’s a lot to think about. We can discuss therapeutic and surgical treatment options. Our team of highly experienced specialists can provide you with a second opinion based on experience and as part of a national care team.

Before your appointment, check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered. We can request your medical records from your doctor on your behalf, so that they can be shared with your care team before your arrival.