June is Scoliosis Awareness Month
Twin Cities Spine Center has been a leader in treating scoliosis for 75 years!Learn More About Scoliosis
Back Pain: Do You Need to See a Doctor?
Take this assessment to get an idea of whether your back pain symptoms warrant a visit to the doctor.Take the assessment
Cervical Radiculopathy - Diagnosis & Treatment
Dr. Bayard Carlson recently had an article on Cervical Radiculopathy published in Minnesota Physician.Read now
Now Scheduling Appointments in Northfield!
Twin Cities Spine Center has a new clinic location: Northfield! Now scheduling appointments with Dr. Amir Mehbod and Dr. Benjamin Mueller.Learn More
Get a Second Opinion
Want a second opinion on your diagnosis and to see if you need a surgery?Learn about our second opinions
Have You Tried Our Telehealth Appointments?
Virtual visits allow contact with your provider through an online video session or phone call to discuss any changes, concerns or questions you have regarding your spinal condition, care and treatment.Find out what patients are saying
Will You Need Spine Surgery?
While we have some of the nation's foremost experts in spine surgery on our team, we help most of our patients return to active lives without surgery.Learn about our nonsurgical options
See what our patients have to say about their experiences at Twin Cities Spine Center.
The care I have received at TC spine has surpassed my expectations... They are extremely timely, compassionate and are focused on you. As a health care worker myself, I couldn't ask for a better team.
Hands down, the most professional and compassionate doctors we have met, all the while focused on the patient and their well being.
Been to a couple of different spine specialist over the years and felt like I was being given the run around. But it seems this clinic actually cares and wants to make progress and it's such a relief.
I have a great team at TCS! They always get back to me in a timely manner, explain to me any and all options, take my views and feelings into consideration, and have compassion. I could[n't] ask for a better team or experience.
Description of issue well defined with the aid of images. Recommendation was thorough about next steps and pain management... Clearly a group of unparalleled professionalism in my search for answers.
These guys and gals are the best in the area and I highly recommend them...They are professional, caring, skilled and well organized. If you are hurting they will help you out.
Within 15 minutes of arriving, I was greeted, checked in, x-rayed and in my exam room with the x-rays on the screen... This team really has it dialed in. I would enthusiastically recommend this team to anyone.
I went in for [a second opinion], and I was very satisfied with how they spent the time to let me know what was going on and show me on my MRI. Totally would recommend.
Latest Blog Posts
Ann's Spine Story
Ann shares, "I was having trouble walking more than 10 minutes at a time and I couldn't pick up any of our grandbabies due to the pain. Dr. Schwender said, "I can help you and it’s not your fault, you didn't do anything to cause this in your spine." That meant so much to me! This team of professionals really does care and I feel blessed by God to have been led to this doctor and his team. It's fantastic to LIVE again!"
Meet the Provider Video - Dr. Benjamin Mueller
Get to know spine surgeon Dr. Benjamin Mueller. Dr. Mueller shares, "I do not take for granted the trust that is put in me. The choice of what’s best for the patient is ultimately up to the patient. My role is to provide as much information as I can to help you by explaining the options, risks, and benefits and to collaborate with you and your family in making the best decision possible, whether that is surgery or not."
Helpful tips to consider while preparing for your surgery
Having surgery is a big deal. It is okay to be nervous. Here are some tips from social worker Leslie Weide that may help you as you plan for your hospital stay and recovery.
Karen's Spine Story
Karen is a 70-year-old retired nurse who lived with neck and arm pain for over 35 years. After a life changing surgery with Dr. Schwender, she is no longer in pain and is now swimming and playing pickleball 6 to 8 hours every week!