Published on October 25, 2021

Essentia Health unveils comprehensive new approach to spine care 

Essentia Health understands the importance of tailoring treatment options according to the unique lifestyles of our patients. We want you off the couch and back to the activities you love — pain- and worry-free. 

That’s one reason we’re proud to unveil a new approach to spine care. We’ve streamlined access to expert care and aligned spine care services of physical therapy, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurosurgery and interventional pain. We want our patients to see the right provider at the right time for the most effective treatment of neck and back conditions. In most instances, treatment will start with conservative management, leveraging our physical therapists’ expertise in spine care to guide next steps. 

To schedule an appointment, please call (218) 786-2424.  

This patient-centered approach ensures a comprehensive, high-quality and integrated care plan. And, most importantly, a customized care plan. 

“Essentia Health spine care is really about making it easier for patients to access care for back and neck pain,” said James Warfield, a physical therapist and Essentia’s spine care program manager. “It’s about listening to the patient and providing timely care that best suits the patient’s goals.” 

Our spine care nurse navigator is available to partner with patients on their spine care journey to ensure they receive the care they need and avoid unnecessary costs. 

Essentia’s spine care services include imaging and diagnosis; physical therapy; injections; medication; pain management; and spine surgery.  

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