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Spine Institute

Spine Institute

Complete Spine Care and What It Can Mean for You.

At Benefis Spine Institute we take a highly integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to treating neck and spine injuries.

The Spine Institute physicians offer the full range of surgical options for those patients who may eventually need surgery. This includes spine fusion, minimally invasive surgery, disc replacement, and leading-edge pain management interventions.

Care Navigation

When you call the Spine Institute, you will talk to an RN whose expertise is in helping you navigate the health care system. She will help organize your appointments, diagnostic testing and surgery, if necessary, every step of the way, ensuring timely appointments, coordination and communication with the team.

Pre-Op Education Class

Benefis gives a Pre-Op Education twice a month to help you to know what you can expect before and after your surgery. To register for the class, call 406.731.8906 or 731.8961.

Total Spine Education PowerPoint - View Presentation

Conditions and Testing

Below is a list of conditions that might be the cause of your back pain and/or neck pain. Along with the conditions, there is a listing of different types of diagnostic testing that may be used to help diagnosis your condition


  • Spine Anatomy
  • About Cervical Radiculopathy
  • About Facet Syndrome
  • About Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • About Scoliosis
  • About Degenerative Disc Disease
  • About Herniated Discs
  • About Spinal Stenosis - Cervical
  • About Spinal Stenosis - Lumbar
  • What Causes Lower Back Pain
  • About Spondylolisthesis
  • Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Tumors


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Discectomy - Anterior Cervical
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Interspinous Process Decompression
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminectomy Cervical
  • Lumbar Disk Microsurgery
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Disc Nucleoplasty
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Joint Injection
  • Total Disk Replacement
  • Transforaminal LumbarInterbody Fusion

Diagnostic testing

  • Spinal X-ray
  • MRI
  • CT Scan
  • Myelogram
  • Bone scan
  • Discogram

Additional tips to help your back or minimize back/neck pain:

  • Spine Wellness
  • Walking
  • Healthy Aging
  • Core Stabilization
  • Exercises to Reduce Low Back Pain
  • How to Lift Tips
  • Office Ergonomics
  • My Neck Hurts
  • Back and Neck Pain

Contact Us!

Benefis Spine Institute is located at The Orthopedic Center of Montana, 1401 25th Street South, Great Falls. Call us today at 406.731.8370.