Back & Spine Care

When back or neck pain affects your ability to work, exercise or enjoy leisure activities, DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) can help. Our comprehensive back and spine program combines physical therapy, exercise and education to alleviate pain and get patients moving again.

Nonsurgical Back Pain Therapy

Our physical therapists have extensive experience and training in the evaluation and management of orthopedic conditions and spine rehabilitation. Following a thorough evaluation of your condition, our therapists will design a customized treatment program designed to relieve neck and back pain.

The care we provide focuses on nonsurgical treatments, such as:

  • Joint mobilization
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Functional massage
  • Spine stabilization/core strengthening
  • Functional training
  • Body mechanics/ergonomic principles

Advanced Back Pain Therapy

Many of our therapists are certified to perform specific advanced back pain treatments, such as orthopedic manual physical therapy (OMPT). These techniques include:

  • Craniosacral treatment
  • Muscle energy
  • Myofascial release
  • Strain/Counterstrain
  • Feldenkrais
  • Pilates
  • Rolfing

Long-term solutions

RIM's therapists provide you with the tools for long-term success. Upon completion of therapy, you'll receive a personalized home exercise program and the information you need to avoid future injury while maintaining a healthier back and spine.

Post-treatment Exercise

Patients who undergo back or spine pain therapy should maintain a regular exercise program after treatment. Anyone who receives therapy at DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan can become a fitness club member at any of our facilities. To find a location near you, visit the outpatient locations page.

Make an appointment:

Request an appointment at a location near you, visit our outpatient locations page.

More About Back and Spine Rehab at the DMC Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan

For more than 60 years, the Detroit Medical Center's (DMC) Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) has been dedicated to helping people with rehabilitation of back and spine injuries and physical disabilities achieve the best life possible. As ​one of the nation's leaders in the delivery of physical medicine and back and spine rehabilitation services, the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan has become a trusted organization that attracts patients from around the world. While best known for treating back and spine injuries and the most complex cases such as spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke, RIM brings the same level of expertise to helping those with more common conditions including arthritis, back pain, orthopedic and sports injuries. With its 94 bed inpatient hospital located at the DMC and over 30 outpatient back pain treatment centers and therapy sites throughout southeastern Michigan, RIM is one of the nation's largest rehabilitation hospitals specializing in physical medicine, spinal cord injury and brain injury rehabilitation. As one of the nation’s largest rehab hospitals specializing in rehabilitation medicine and research, RIM is known for its clinical expertise in back rehab and spine rehab, complex trauma and orthopedics and catastrophic injury care.