UI Hospitals and Clinics

Spine Care

Spine pain can be one of the most frustrating and depressing of all health problems. It can affect your relationships with family, friends and employers. When treated by our experienced and caring staff, you can return to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, our spine experts diagnose and treat your spine, back and neck pain. Our specialists are dedicated to providing a full range of innovative treatment options, from simple to chronic to complex cases, tailored to your needs.

Once staff members diagnose your spine problem, you will be referred to the care of the acute treatment team or the chronic treatment team. You, your family and our team will develop a step-by-step treatment program specific to your problem.
Because spine pain has so many components, we use an approach to help you help yourself. Our program provides the necessary skills, physical activities and direction to effectively cope with pain.

Services include:

Why Choose Us?

Spine care at the University of Iowa is provided by a multi-disciplinary team drawn together from across the institution. Depending upon the individual patient's needs, these teams may include experts in bone and joint health, brain and nervous system disorders, women's health, pain management, men's health, surgical services, sports medicine, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and many more. In addition, the University of Iowa is an important center for clinical trials which means patients may have access to experimental treatments for their diseases and conditions.

Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield awarded UI Hospitals and Clinics with a Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in spine surgery.

Academic Departments that Provide Spine Care


Health Library

UI Health Care, in a partnership with ADAM Multimedia Encyclopedia, offers you these spine care health topics: