Faster, Better Back Pain Relief
At Saint Luke's, you'll have a team of specialists working together on your back pain, helping you get back to the life you love.
Back pain can be complicated, sometimes requiring you to see multiple specialists to find the most effective treatment.
The Saint Luke’s spine program brings those specialists together on one team focused solely on providing you with quicker access to the most effective treatment. Our team provides comprehensive care for back pain–from minor to debilitating–at two locations, Saint Luke's East Hospital in Lee's Summit and Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. They’ll help you navigate the process, so you can get pain relief faster.
The spine program is part of the Saint Luke's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute.
What to Expect
Our goal is to offer you the best treatment plan to address your pain. With a nurse navigator as your guide, your needs are quickly identified and routed to the specialist who's right for you.
Step 1: Getting started
Call 816-932-6770 or fill out the form. You'll be contacted within 24 to 48 hours to discuss your symptoms and medical history. With details on your situation, our team reviews your case and identifies the specialist who best suits your needs.
Step 2: Scheduling an appointment
We'll contact you to set up an appointment with the appropriate specialist who can best address your pain.
Step 3: Beginning treatment
You can receive physical therapy and diagnostic imaging at the Saint Luke's location most convenient to you. If treatments don't relieve your pain, your nurse navigator will ensure our multidisciplinary team reexamines your care to find your next treatment option.
The Saint Luke’s Difference
Saint Luke’s is the only place in the area where a multidisciplinary spine team meets on a weekly basis to review the cases of back and neck pain patients. This team is made up of specialists who determine the next treatment for you. Our specialists include:
- Pain management
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
- Physical therapists
- Sports medicine
The goal is to help patients manage pain by means other than the long-term use of opioid medications. Our treatments may include physical therapy and exercise, non-narcotic medications, and interventions, such as injections or surgical management when necessary.