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Spine Assessment and Treatment

Saskatchewan has a spine pathway – a standardized assessment and treatment process for patients with low back pain. This pathway improves the assessment of low back pain by family physicians and other health providers, so you can quickly receive care that is appropriate for your condition.

Physicians and other healthcare providers who have received specialized training in the assessment and management of low back pain can refer you to a Saskatchewan Spine Pathway Clinics. At the clinics, health providers will conduct an advanced assessment and identify treatment options.

Spine Pathway Clinics

Your physician or health care provider may refer to you to one of two Spine Pathway Clinics, one in Regina and one in Saskatoon. The clinics confirm assessment of your back pain and help you get the correct treatment you need. Spine clinics can provide referrals to an appropriate specialist or treatment program.

Location Contact Information
Saskatoon Spine Pathway Clinic
Saskatoon City Hospital
701 Queen Street
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M7
Phone: 306-655-7544
Fax: 306-655-8951
Regina Spine Pathway Clinic
Surgical Assessment Centre
102 - 1621 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2S5
Phone: 306-766-0446
Fax: 306-766-7551

Spine/Low Back Pain Information for Patients

Use the resources below to learn more about low back pain, exercises for a healthy back, and information on the options available to you.

Back Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Their Coaches
What to expect and how to prepare. (44-page PDF)

Maintaining a Healthy Back: Recommendations
Back Exercises Pattern 1
Back Exercises Pattern 2
Back Exercises Pattern 3
Back Exercises Pattern 4

Spinal Stenosis: Should I have surgery?
Herniated Disc: Should I have surgery?

LiveWell with Chronic Pain Program
LiveWell with Chronic Pain (LWCP) program is a peer-led, community based, self-management program intended to help adults who are experiencing a wide range of chronic pain conditions, including chronic back pain.

Online Therapy Unit - Service, Education and Research
The Online Therapy Unit offers free online cognitive behavior therapy for depression, anxiety and/or pain. The pain course teaches people with chronic pain how to better manage pain, anxiety and depression, for more info visit online Therapy

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