When patients come to Mercy, they no longer need to bounce from provider to provider trying to find the right treatment for their condition. The expert physiatrists, surgeons and physical therapy team at Mercy seamlessly partner through the Mercy Spine Program to provide patients with a full spectrum of care through every step of their recovery.
What to expect through Mercy Spine Program
Upon being referred by a primary care physician or family doctor, patients will:
- Meet with an expert physiatrist for evaluation of non-surgical options. Mercy Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation evaluates and treats back, neck and musculoskeletal problems. Rest assured you will be evaluated for non-surgical options, such as injections, EMGs or osteopathic manipulation, first.
- Experience in-house coordinated care with Mercy Neurosurgery (if surgery is necessary). With the most surgeon specialties in central Iowa, Mercy Neurosurgery is dedicated to providing patients with access to highly specialized care…close to home.
- Receive personalized recovery planning monitored by certified physical therapists. Mercy Spine Physical Therapy will create a specialized course of therapy and education tailored to your condition.
Plus! Patients at Mercy gain access to Spine Camp, a customizable recovery program focused on regaining pre-surgery quality of life.