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Spine & Neck Care

Improving lives of patients with exceptional care

We believe there’s no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to spine and neck care. Each patient is unique and deserves personalized treatment. That’s why our comprehensive care starts with a conversation.

When you call, our team will ask you a series of questions about your symptoms and medical history. By gathering this information, we can begin to understand your needs before you even come in for an appointment.

Our goal is to match you with the right specialist and schedule your appointment promptly.

A Collaborative Approach to Care

Our team of specialists

Whether you’re experiencing chronic pain or have suffered a recent injury, our experts are here to help. Our multi-disciplinary team includes neurological and orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, anesthesia and interventional pain physicians, physical therapists, and physician extenders. Together, we coordinate your care to ensure you return to your best function as quickly and safely as possible.

Conservative methods

We use innovative, nonsurgical treatments first, such as physical therapy, physiatry, and pain management. The goal is to relieve your symptoms without surgery.

Highly experienced

If we determine surgery is the most effective treatment option, our board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons are some of the most trusted in the region. They use minimally invasive techniques to perform precise, effective procedures, and treat a large number of patients each year.

Common Conditions & Procedures

  • Back (Lower and Upper) Pain/Strain
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine
  • Degenerative Disease (Disc and Joint)
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Disc Herniation
  • Facetectomy
  • Kyphosis
  • Laminectomy/Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Spine
  • Neck Pain and Strain
  • Pinched Nerve/Nerve Root Injury
  • Radiculopathy (Cervical and Lumbar)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Compression and Injury
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Arthritis
  • Spine Bone Spur
  • Spondylolysis/Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine

To learn more about common conditions & procedures for Spine and Neck Care, click here.


Meet Our Trusted Spine & Neck Specialists

Orthopedic Spine Surgeons & Neurosurgeons

TCO’s board-certified, fellowship-trained spine surgeons and board certified neurosurgeons.

Non-Surgical Spine Physicians

TCO's anesthesia and interventional pain physicians and physiatrists (physical medicine and rehabilitation physicians) and other non-surgical spine physicians diagnose and treat spine, musculoskeletal and peripheral nerve disorders and injuries.

Spine Physician Extenders

TCO's highly experienced physicians assistants and nurse practitioners assist TCO surgeons in the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of simple and complex spine and neck conditions.

Spine Therapists

TCO therapists offer patients comprehensive therapy assessments and plans. They work closely with your spine physician and care team to provide seamless, comforting care that helps contribute to achieving high-quality outcomes. View our Therapists »

Common Questions

When should I seek medical treatment for my neck or back pain?

Most neck and back pain lasts for a limited time and goes away without special treatment. However, if you have weakness, pain going down your arm(s) or leg(s), or pain lasting for more than a few weeks, you should give us a call.

Do you need a referral?

No, you don’t. We believe in making it easy for you to access exceptional spine and neck care. Skip the hassle of referrals and schedule an appointment directly with our experienced team of specialists. Our experts are committed to providing personalized, comprehensive care tailored to your specific needs.

Do you accept insurance?

Yes, we accept most major insurance plans. Our team can help you navigate the insurance process and answer any questions you may have.

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Twin Cities Orthopedics

Commitment to Excellence

At the Twin Cities Orthopedics, we pride ourselves on our reputation for excellence and innovation. Our commitment to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients is at the forefront of everything we do. With a focus on personalized care, we treat every patient as a unique individual with unique needs, providing comprehensive and effective treatment for every type of spine and neck condition.

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