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Programs & Services


Spine Assessment Clinic

A chronic spine assessment clinic, which includes triage and assessment by Registered Nurses and Spine Surgeons to determine if surgery is warranted.

This clinic does not provide conservative treatment. Conservative treatment options should be trialed at least 3 months prior to a referral. They include physiotherapy, massage therapy, acupuncture, aquasize, core strengthening exercise and pain management. If applicable, weight loss and smoking cessation should be addressed. The Registered Nurses do not provide prescriptions, or second opinions. Referrals for tumors and acute fractures and other urgent conditions requiring diagnosis/treatment should be directed to a Spine Surgeon instead.

 

Clinical assessment appointments are provided to patients who are agreeable to surgery, have trialed conservative treatment for at least 3 months, have clinical signs and symptoms, and have evidence on diagnostic imaging supporting the protocol for surgery.

 

If the Spine Surgeons offer surgery, the surgical bookings are then arranged through the surgeons office.

Contact Details

Royal Alexandra Hospital

Address
10240 Kingsway Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5H 3V9
Telephone
780-735-4829
Accessibility

Entrance.


Elevators

Getting There

Parking and Public transportation available

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Access
Service Providers May Include
registered nurses (RNs), spine surgeons
Eligibility

Clinical assessment appointments are provided to patients who are agreeable to surgery, have trialed conservative treatment for at least 3 months, have clinical signs and symptoms, and have evidence on diagnostic imaging supporting the protocol for surgery (18 years and older).

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Service Locations