Spine

Our fellowship-trained spine doctors at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center in Rapid City, South Dakota; Gillette, Wyoming; and surrounding areas are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of spine injuries and conditions.

The spine is a highly complex and critical component of the human body, protecting the spinal cord while offering strength, structure, and flexibility.

The spine’s ability to provide support and mobility simultaneously makes it more susceptible to injury.

Since spine injuries can affect virtually any body part, there is a wide range of conditions and injuries encompassed by spine pain, thereby causing a wide range of symptoms.

From scoliosis and stenosis to sciatica and herniated discs, spine pain can be the result of a serious condition.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of spine pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your spine injury or condition worsens:

  • Sharp pain in the lower back
  • A popping noise or feeling in the back after straining or heavy lifting
  • Numbness, tingling, or cramping in one or both legs
  • Weakness in a specific area of the leg or arm
  • Loss of balance when walking
  • Incontinence

Our spine specialists at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center understand that damage to the spinal cord is not only disruptive but also potentially devastating to those affected. Spine conditions and injuries should be examined by a spine specialist for prompt and proper diagnosis.

To consult with one of our spine doctors at our Rapid City, Gillette, or a satellite location, please request an appointment online or call (605) 341-1414.

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Our Spine Center at Black Hills Orthopedics provides an exclusive focus on care for the back, neck, and spine. Together, our specialty-trained surgeons and neurologist work as a team to ensure you receive the answers, solutions, and support you need every step of the way. Our dedicated Spine Center experts will always have your back.

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Why choose Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center?

Our fellowship-trained spine doctors at Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center have completed additional training, specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, Dr. Christian Gaffney, Dr. Troy GustDr. Robert MacLachlan, Dr. Bryan Wellman, and Dr. Robert Woodruff have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your spine injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with one of our spine doctors, please request an appointment online or call (605) 341-1414.

Specialized care for a stronger you is available at our main offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Gillette, Wyoming, and at our satellite locations in Hot Springs, PhilipSpearfish, and Mitchell, South Dakota, as well as in Chadron, NebraskaNewcastle, Wyoming; Bowman, North Dakota; Williston, North DakotaDickinson, North Dakota; and Buffalo, Wyoming. Walk-in appointments are also available at our Orthopedic Urgent Care clinic, located at our main offices in Rapid City, South Dakota, and Gillette, Wyoming.

Urgent Care

(605) 718-8020

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Walk-ins welcome. No appointment needed.

Our Orthopedic Urgent Care provides immediate treatment for patients suffering from bone, joint, and muscle injuries and conditions.

We are taking precautions to help protect our patients and staff, but we are open and here to help.

Rapid City Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Gillette Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.