Franciscan Spine Center

Back BasicsFREE! Back Basics Booklet
The Franciscan Spine Center offers this free booklet to help you understand common back ailments and causes, doctor diagnosis and treatment options, and it provides prevention advice.

Studies show that a large percentage of people with back problems eventually settle for living with back pain, whether they’ve tried an unsuccessful treatment or nothing at all. If you have back pain – whether it’s caused by a work or sports injury, an illness or has no specific cause – the spine specialists at CHI Franciscan Health can help you resolve it once and for all.

At the Franciscan Spine Center, with locations around the Puget Sound region of Washington, our spine specialists offer a diagnostic/triage approach to solving your back issues. An experienced advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP) will help you identify the source of your problem and help you find the right care. The center offers guided access to the broad range of orthopedic, neurological services, physical therapy and other services that help you put your back pain behind you.


St. Joseph Outpatient Center
1617 S. J St., Suite 303
Tacoma, WA 98405

St. Clare Specialty Center
11307 Bridgeport Way S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98499

Highline Surgery Center (Located on the third floor of the Cedar Wing)
16251 Sylvester Road S.W.
Burien, WA 98166

Call the Spine Center at 253-426-4600 for more information.
To schedule an appointment, call 253-426-4604 or 253-426-4608.

Conditions we treat:

  • cervical or lumbar stenosis
  • degenerative disk disease
  • bone spurs
  • herniated or slipped disks
  • arthritis of the spine
  • osteoporosis
  • pain from prior procedures
  • spinal deformities
  • sciatica
  • spinal cord tumors
  • rheumatologic disorders
  • whiplash
  • traumatic spine Injuries
  • spinal instability
  • spinal cord compression
  • spondylolithesis/spondylolysis
  • kyphosis
  • radiculopathy

Non-surgical treatments:

  • physical, occupational and rehabilitative therapy
  • physiatry
  • chiropractic care
  • biofeedback
  • pain block
  • epidural steroid injections
  • chronic pain management

Minimally invasive and traditional spine surgeries:

  • diskectomy
  • laminectomy
  • spinal fusion
  • vertebroplasty
  • kyphoplasty
  • artificial disks

Complementary therapies:

  • massage therapy acupuncture
  • yoga

Get educated

Attend a free health talk on the topic of back pain and treatment.