Spine & Rehabilitation

Fort Wayne Neurological Center created its Spine and Rehabilitation Institute to offer immediate, expert, and comprehensive non-surgical care to patients suffering from spinal pain. The institute specializes in an aggressive, non-surgical medical specialty dedicated to diagnosing and restoring optimal function to people with musculoskeletal problems. Second generation lumbar disc decompression therapy complements the other traditional treatment methods.

Non-Surgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorders

When treating musculoskeletal disorders, non-surgical techniques often offer the safest, most effective solution. Physical medicine and rehabilitation is an aggressive, non-surgical medical specialty dedicated to diagnosing and restoring optimal function to people with musculoskeletal problems. Through a precise regimen of physical therapies, drug therapies, and assistive devices, patients frequently can be successfully treated with less pain, time and expense.

FWNC specializes in evaluating and treating workplace injuries and works closely with company and medical personnel to ensure an employees’ safe and prompt return to work.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Indications

  • Acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems
  • Work-related injuries
  • Sports medicine
  • Cervical and lumbar pain syndromes
  • Personal and auto injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Pain syndromes
  • Muscle and nerve diseases
  • Multiple trauma
  • Disc herniations
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Prosthetics and orthotics
  • Adult cerebral palsy and spinal bifida
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Stroke

Specialties & Expertise

  • Active Rehabilitation Treatment
  • Therapeutic Injections for Pain and Spasticity
  • Pain Management Programs
  • Disability and Functional Capacity Evaluations
  • Work Certification Determination
  • American With Disabilities Act Issues
  • Physician-directed EMGs and Neuro Diagnostics
  • Job Conditioning
  • Individualized Programs
  • Ergonomic Training
  • Research Studies
  • Case Management

FWNC excels in working closely with referral sources. In addition to convenient, cost-effective care, we offer detailed, confidential information and treatment suggestions on the patient’s condition and progress. FWNC conducts our own electromyograms complete with a courtesy physical exam and treatment recommendations.


FWNC offers independent cost-effective acute and subacute services and can perform Electromyograms (EMGs) to determine nerve and/or tissue damage within 48 hours of being contacted.

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To best fulfill its mission, FWNC and its outstanding medical staff have established nine institutes dedicated to a particular area of neurology and neuromuscular study and treatment. FWNC is the only practice in the area to offer its patients as complete and as advanced a continuum of care.

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