Learn about our General Orthopedic treatments for joint replacement and trauma, and the specialized services we provide at our Knee and Shoulder Clinic, Hand Center, Spine Center, and Foot and Ankle Clinic.
With an extensive knowledge of sports medicine, the Orthopedic Sports Center provides physical and sports therapy and athletic training services to Central Minnesota.
Our HºEºAºTº Program (High Energy Advanced Training) has been completed by hundreds of athletes from junior high to the professional and Olympic level. Any sport, any athlete–we’ll help you train to be your best.

Spine Center

Dr. Joel Shobe specializes in thoracic, cervical, and lumbar spinal surgery for adult and pediatric patients.

Back pain is the second most common cause of missed workdays due to illness, and the most common cause of disability. The stiffness and muscle spasms that usually occur in the supportive muscles along the spine can be extremely uncomfortable. The specialists at our Spine Center can help you regain mobility and comfort.

Our orthopedic surgeons receive ongoing training to treat conditions affecting the spine, including trauma, fractures, arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis, and tumors. We’re able to provide the treatment you need when your spine requires medical attention.

Common Spine Problems

The specialists at our Spine Center can help you recover from these injuries and problems:

  • Degenerative Conditions
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Disc Herniation (including cervical, lumbar, and thoracic)
    • Stenosis (including cervical and lumbar)
  • Deformities
    • Ankylosing Spondylitis
    • Flatback Syndrome
    • Kyphosis (including conditions related to osteoporosis)
    • Scoliosis (adolescent and adult)
  • Low-Back Problems
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Trauma and Fractures
  • Additional Spine Problems
    • Cervical Disc Disease
    • Compression Fracture
    • Degenerative Joint Disease
    • Facet Arthritis
    • Herniated Lumbar Disc
    • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Osteoporosis
    • Scheuermann’s Disease
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spondylolisthesis and Spondylolysis

Request an appointment with one of our spine specialists today to begin treatment on your back pain and discomfort.

Evaluation and Treatment

Our spine specialists will work with you and your physician to develop a personal treatment plan and goals to meet your therapeutic needs. Your personal lifestyle, goals, and occupation are all taken into consideration when setting up your treatment program.

Your treatment could include (but is not limited to):

  • Minimally invasive cervical and lumbar techniques
  • Motion-sparing surgery, such as artificial disc replacement
  • Complex revision spine surgery
  • Innovative surgical techniques for spinal tumors
  • Computerized 3-D surgery

Contact us if you’d like to learn more about our treatments for spine injuries.

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