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Spine Care


 Call the CentraCare
 Brain & Spine Center
 at 320-656-7055.

If you have back or neck pain, CentraCare Health has a variety of options to help you return to an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Most spinal conditions do not require surgery and patients initially referred for treatment may be seen either by a physiatrist (a doctor who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation), surgeon or physician assistant.

We can help if you experience:

  • soft tissue and muscular ligament pain
  • disc herniations
  • disc degeneration
  • spinal stenosis
  • spondylolisthesis
  • spinal instability
  • scoliosis
  • kyphosis
  • myelopathy
  • infections
  • tumors
  • fractures

Nonsurgical Care

Do you have daily difficulties doing what you need or want to do at home, at work or during leisure activities? CentraCare Clinic and St. Cloud Hospital Rehabilitation Center at CentraCare Health Plaza has a variety of options for before and/or after surgery, to help return you to an active lifestyle:

  • Physiatrists and sports medicine providers who help manage the care of neck and back pain.
  • A full range of therapy services for all ages,including physical and occupational therapy provided by specially trained staff.
  • Neck & Back Program (MedX), a non-surgical, state-of-the-art exercise technology.

Talk with your provider to see if these options are right for you or call the Rehabilitation Center at 320-229-4922.

Surgical Care

Once you have decided on spine surgery

Our team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, radiologists and rehabilitation specialists are leaders in their field. They have centered their skill sets, knowledge and expertise with one goal in mind – providing the best care to you.

Consider surgery to:

CentraCare Clinic River Campus

Contact us.

To request a neurosurgery consultation or for questions about an upcoming appointment, call 320-240-2836.

  • Increase strength and sensation
  • Increase mobility
  • Return to activities of daily living
  • Reduce pain


Our experienced surgeons perform high volumes of surgeries — done both open and minimally invasive.

  • Fusion
  • Laminectomy
  • Discectomy
  • Decompression
  • Many others

View questions to ask your doctor before your appointment.

Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review-Top 100St. Cloud Hospital has been designated one of the nation’s “100 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs” by Becker's Hospital Review.

Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery

St. Cloud Hospital has the only Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota north of the Twin Cities, and is only one of three Blue Distinction Blue Distinction Center - Spine SurgeryCenter+ for Spine Surgery in Minnesota.

Blue Distinction Center+ means St. Cloud Hospital:

  • Has demonstrated better quality and outcomes
  • Has lower rates of complications and readmissions
  • Is 20 percent more cost-efficient than their peers

Learn more about Blue Distinction Centers for Specialty Care

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Testimonial & Patient Story

Learn what Spine Center patients say about their experience with CentraCare Health.

"I want to give Dr. Kennedy a huge THANK YOU for giving me a future that includes finally being pain free for the first time in 17 years! For more than half my life I have suffered from headaches, migraines, numbness in my extremities and more. Dr. Kennedy was able to bring me hope and OUTSTANDING results! THANK YOU!"
- Patient

“I knew the people who were caring for me — I wasn’t just a number,” said Red. “The care provided was first class. The pain in my leg was gone. I couldn’t imagine going anyplace else.”

~ Red Grewing, St. Cloud, spine surgery, age 62Red

Read Red's story

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