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Freeman Offers Relief from Chronic Back and Neck Pain

January 04, 2018

Comprehensive Approach First and Only in the Area

Freeman NeuroSpine offers Spinal Care services for patients with chronic back or neck pain, especially those who have not found relief through other treatments. This first and only service to the area utilizes a collaborative approach to address a patient’s total needs – from physical to emotional. 

This new service draws upon the expertise of an interdisciplinary team of specialists in neck and back problems – physicians, neurosurgical nurse practitioners, physical therapists, counselors and other highly trained spine care professionals. Together, the team develops a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan for each patient.

Services include pain management options, physical therapy, x-ray and computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), surgical assessment and counseling.

Offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, Spinal Care services are available at Freeman NeuroSpine, 1905 W. 32nd St., in Joplin. No referrals are needed. Appointments can be made by calling 417.347.7200.

About Freeman Health System
Locally owned, not-for-profit and nationally recognized, Freeman Health System includes Freeman Hospital West, Freeman Hospital East, Freeman Neosho Hospital and Ozark Center – the area’s largest provider of behavioral health services – as well as two urgent care clinics, dozens of physician clinics and a variety of specialty services. For 2018, Freeman earned dozens of individual awards for medical excellence and patient safety from CareChex®, a quality rating system that helps consumers evaluate healthcare providers. The Leapfrog Group awarded Freeman the highest grade possible in the Fall 2017 Hospital Patient Safety Score. With more than 300 physicians on staff representing more than 70 specialties, Freeman provides cancer care, heart care, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, children’s services and women’s services. Additionally, Freeman is the only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in a 70-mile radius. For more information, visit