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.
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 the low back pain pattern diagnosis of your back pain and educate the patient on treatment options for their low back pain. The Spine Pathway Clinics can provide a referral to a Spine Surgeon if the patient is deemed a surgical candidate.
Saskatoon Spine Pathway Clinic
Saskatoon City Hospital
701 Queen Street
Saskatoon, SK S7K 0M7
Regina Spine Pathway Clinic
Surgical Assessment Centre
102 - 1621 Albert Street
Regina, SK S4P 2S5
Use the resources below to learn more about low back pain, exercises for a healthy back, and information on the options available to you.
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 - Pain Course - 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.
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