Salem Spine Center

When you have neck, spine or back problems, the last thing you want to do is sit around waiting for things to get better.

That’s why the Salem Spine Center was created—to coordinate locally with referring physicians, patients, spine specialists and surgeons to accelerate treatment for neck, spine and back pain.

Our No. 1 goal is to get you back to your regular activities as soon as possible.

With appointment wait times to see a neurosurgeon or spine specialist often exceeding eight weeks—and surgery required less than 20 percent of the time—patients in pain may wait for weeks for diagnosis and treatment.

With the help of the Salem Spine Center, people with neck, spine or back problems will get the treatment they need quicker. You will:

  • Avoid waiting weeks to see a physician.
  • Enjoy a quick, easy referral process.
  • Avoid unnecessary office visits.
  • Experience centralized, coordinated care.
  • Receive timely treatment, guided by a spine specialist.

How it works

With Salem Spine Center’s guided patient service (GPS), you can expect faster diagnosis and treatment than with the traditional referral process.

What we do for patients is totally unique: We act as your advocate to be sure you begin seeing a specialist as soon as possible. We remove the barriers that might keep you waiting for months to get an answer about your back pain.

Salem Spine Center works with your doctor’s office to get any necessary preauthorization and paperwork completed, and we will schedule any additional testing for you.

If you have an urgent medical neck, back or spine condition, we will get you an appointment as soon as possible.

Our nurse navigators are committed to helping coordinate your appointments and getting you prompt treatment.

In addition, we will track your care and outcomes, while maintaining ongoing communication with you and your referring physician throughout your treatment program.

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Salem Spine Center Neurosurgeons

Dr. Collada

Spine Center of Excellence

The Spine Center of Excellence program is designed to help patients throughout the spine surgery process from pre-surgery education and preparation through surgery and post-surgery rehabilitation.


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