Neurosciences, Grand Haven Center, Zeeland Community Hospital

Spectrum Health Expands Spine and Pain Management Program to the Lakeshore

Ryan Hodges, MD, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician

ZEELAND, Mich., January 17, 2022 – The Spectrum Health Spine and Pain Management program has expanded services to include Lakeshore office locations. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) expertise is now locally available at the Spectrum Health Grand Haven Center and Zeeland Community Hospital, in addition to the existing spine surgery services available at the Integrated Care Campus in Holland and Zeeland Community Hospital.

When patients are coping with new or ongoing pain resulting from injury, stroke, migraines or other health conditions, relief looks and feels different for everyone. That’s why the growing Spine and Pain Management team strives to provide personalized care and treatment based on each individual’s own health journey.

Ryan Hodges, MD, and Moises Googe, DO, are leading the Spine and Pain Management program on the lakeshore. Together, Drs. Hodges and Googe bring foundational Spine and Pain Management services to the lakeshore area while providing an entry point for those pains that need a multidisciplinary approach, encompassed by the Spine and Pain Management Program.

Hodges is a PM&R physician, also known as a physiatrist. The goal of a physiatrist is to manage a variety of conditions affecting the brain, spinal cord, nerves, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. These specialists treat a wide variety of medical conditions like chronic pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or constant migraines, surgery recovery, nerve damage or sciatica. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation services are also beneficial for patients hoping to control and relieve pain with minimal medications or minimally invasive interventions. By assessing the entire body, they can accurately pinpoint problems and enhance performance without surgery. And, based on the patient’s specific needs, seeing a Spectrum Health spine and pain specialist gives them direct and seamless access to other experts like pain psychologist and spine neurosurgeons locally, virtually, and at our Grand Rapids locations.

“Our individualized program is designed to treat patients’ conditions holistically,” said Hodges. “Since everyone’s needs are unique, we have a team of practitioners collaborating and providing treatment for the best outcome. Our program connects patients with specialists with different expertise and interests to help patients improve function and return to their normal activities pain free. Dr. Googe is called in to the care team for patients that need to consider spine surgery or neurosurgery.”

Googe is a board-certified neurosurgeon, practicing at the Integrated Care Campus in Holland and Zeeland Community Hospital. He specializes in minimally invasive and complex procedures for the brain and spine.

“When dealing with back and neck pain, it is important to start with conservative care, such as physical therapy and medication management,” said Googe. “If those efforts have been tried and are not enough, it may be time to carefully consider the risks and benefits of surgery. Patients come to my office seeking surgical assessment when they have exhausted other options.”

Services and Procedures (include but are not limited to):

  • Pain management
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Spine injections
  • Joint and steroid injections
  • Trigger point injections
  • EMGs
  • Medical branch blocks and Radiofrequency ablation
  • Spinal stimulation for pain

For more information about the Spine and Pain Management program, visit spectrumhealth.org/relief or call 616.774.8345.

 

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