About Our Spine Center
Working exclusively with the back, neck, and spine, our spine doctors integrate all aspects of specialized care with their combined knowledge, experience, and expertise as the foundation of our Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center.
Our spine specialists, Dr. Christian Gaffney, Dr. Robert Woodruff, Dr. Tim Watt, and Dr. Stephen Eckrich, and our neurologist, Dr. Robert MacLachlan, are specialty-trained in spine care and have dedicated their practices to this specialized field of study.
With their commitment to continued education through attending courses, lecturing, writing, and actively learning the newest procedures and techniques, our spine specialists are some of the most highly skilled back, neck, and spine doctors in the area.
The Spine Center offers a comprehensive program of care starting with a nonsurgical approach to spine care. Many patients can find relief from treatments other than surgery, like injections, physical therapy, exercise, activity modification, and medication.
If you would like to get a baseline assessment of the condition of your spine, we offer back and neck assessments.
You can schedule this assessment or simply walk in Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and ask for the assessment.
One of our physical therapists trained in the back, neck, and spine can briefly evaluate your spine health and make some initial recommendations. If needed, they can also refer you to one of our spine surgeons for further evaluation and possible treatment.
If you are struggling with back, neck, or spine pain and have been told you have to wait weeks to see a spine specialist, stop into The Spine Center without an appointment.
Our spine walk-in clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Our walk-in clinic is staffed by physician assistants and a nurse practitioner specially trained in the evaluation and care of patients with spine conditions. They work closely with our spine surgeons in developing the most appropriate care plans beginning with a variety of conservative care options.
If you prefer, you may also call (605) 341-1414 to make an appointment.