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Franciscan Spine Center

Studies show that a large percentage of people with back problems eventually settle for living with back pain, whether they’ve tried an unsuccessful treatment or nothing at all. If you have back pain – whether it’s caused by a work or sports injury, an illness or has no specific cause – Franciscan Health System help you resolve it once and for all.

At the Franciscan Spine Center, with two locations in and around Tacoma, Washington, we are dedicated to helping restore a healthy way of life for our patients. Our center, with spine specialists and related back doctors, was developed to help meet the community’s growing demand for the treatment of back pain. The Center offers guided access to the broad range of orthopedic and neurological services that spinal patients need.

Back BasicsFREE! Back Basics Booklet
The Franciscan Spine Center offers this free booklet to help you understand common back ailments and causes, doctor diagnosis and treatment options, and it provides prevention advice.

Taking the first step – evaluate your back condition

If you have back pain, come into the Franciscan Spine Center for a thorough, knowledgeable assessment by a specially-trained advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP). We’ll gather any information available from past care you may have had, including diagnostic imaging and medical results.

Once your back problem has been evaluated, Center staff will arrange additional testing if necessary and then will guide you through an individually designed treatment program, which may include:

  • physical and occupational therapy
  • chiropractic care
  • massage therapy
  • biofeedback
  • pain block
  • interventional procedures
  • chronic pain management
  • surgery

Throughout the process, we will check in with you and track your progress, making sure that you are achieving the best possible outcome and resolution to your pain. Call the Spine Center at 253-426-4600 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Get educated

Attend a free health talk on the topic of back pain and treatment.

St. Joseph Outpatient Center
1617 South J St., Suite 303
Tacoma, WA 98405

St. Clare Specialty Center
11307 Bridgeport Way S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98499