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Brain & Spine Center: Multidisciplinary Approach

Neurological Disease and Injury Assessment

A Multidisciplinary Approach
As the first of its kind in the region, the Orthwein Brain & Spine Center at St. Luke's Hospital has assembled a team of experienced and dedicated physicians specializing in neurosurgery, neurology, physiatry/physical medicine and rehabilitation, physical therapy and pain management. The Center's multidisciplinary approach ensures that patients with various neurological diseases and injuries to the spine and nervous system receive the most appropriate course of care in an efficient manner.

The Brain & Spine Center provides conservative and surgical treatment options for a number of brain and spine conditions, including tumors and infections, stroke, multiple sclerosis, neuropathy, epilepsy, movement disorders, headache, dementia and back and neck pain including other lumbar, cervical and thoracic disorders. From initial diagnosis to treatment and recovery, the Center's team of specialists uses the most sophisticated technologies, treatments and surgical techniques to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care possible. 

One of the many advantages of referring patients to the Brain & Spine Center is that patients' individual needs are assessed immediately. The Brain & Spine Center completes the communication loop with referring physicians by providing follow up reports on their patients when appropriate. Our approach is intended to make the experience comfortable and easy for the patient and for the referring physician. Both can be confident that the best care possible is available and has been considered so that we can provide that care efficiently and in a caring manner.

Pain Management & Physical Therapy
The Center also specializes in pain management and physical therapy tailored to patients with brain and spine disorders. For pain management, interventional and non-interventional techniques are available, and a wide range of treatments are offered to help each patient regain the highest possible level of function, increase quality of life and decrease pain.

The Center's physical therapists use state-of-the-art equipment to implement custom treatment programs for patients. The physical therapy department is dedicated to providing care to patients with brain and spine disorders. The therapists focus their continuing education on these areas, and virtually all of their patients are referred to them for treatment of brain and spine disorders. 

Headache Center
The migraine experts at the Brain & Spine Center at St. Luke's Hospital are specially-trained to treat migraine headaches while providing long-lasting relief for people who suffer from chronic, debilitating migraine pain. In addition, our Center is staffed by advanced practitioners who work closely and collaborate with our physicians to educate and care for individuals in order to promote improved quality of life. 

Alzheimer's Association Partnership
The Alzheimer's Association is partnering with the Brain & Spine Center at St. Luke's Hospital on a program which enables physicians to provide enhanced care to their patients through expedited engagement with a social worker for support, education and connection to local resources. 

Through the Alzheimer's Care Navigation program, patients of the Brain & Spine Center at St. Luke's who are diagnosed with dementia and their caregivers receive a complimentary care and planning consultation with an onsite social worker. 

For more information, call 314-878-2888 or 636-685-7745. 

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