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See what our patients have to say about their experiences at Twin Cities Spine Center.

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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!"

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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."

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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.

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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!

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