Sanford Spine Center
Sanford Spine Center

Patient Education

Patient Education

Sanford Spine Center, Patient Education

The Sanford Spine Center encourages patients to be well-informed and participate in all their care decisions. You are invited to view one of the many spine-related animations on our website to learn more about your condition, procedures and the treatments that may be recommended by one of our physicians or surgeons. You will have the opportunity to view them at your own pace, or listen as a narrator carefully describes each condition or procedure in video format. You can also print a version of each animation if you prefer a paper copy. The information contained in these animations is meant to be used as a supplement to the advice you receive from a physician.

You can experience the Sanford Spine Center for yourself as you watch our patient experience video. Watch a typical patient scenario unfold and get a better understanding of what to expect. You can learn more about your condition by viewing the animations, printing descriptions or illustrations, or even connecting to other resources through the link to

For more information or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, contact us at 605-312-8500 or by email.

Click here, to view our Spine Center Patient Experience video

Back pain information from SpineUniverse.

View Spine Animations 


ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion 

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy

Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement (PCM) 

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement, Prestige® 

AxiaLIF® (Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion) 

Caudal Steroid Injection 

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection 

Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy 

Cervical Laminaplasty 

Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy 

Cervical Selective Nerve Root Block 

Cervical Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection 

Costovertebral Block 


Facet Joint Injections 

Fascia Iliaca Block 

Interspinous Process Decompression - X-STOP®

Intraoperative Monitoring (IOM) of the Nerves 

Intrathecal Pump Implant 

Joint Injection: Hip 

Joint Injection: Shoulder 



Lumbar Corpectomy 

Lumbar Disc Microsurgery 

Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection 

Lumbar Inter-Body Fusion (IBF) 

Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy 

Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection 

Medial Branch Block 

Micro Endoscopic Discectomy 

Micro Endoscopic Posterior Cervical Discectomy 

Myelography (Myelogram) 

PLIF: Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection 

Soft Tissue Injection: Shoulder 

Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant

Spinal Fusion 

Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection 

Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy 

Thoracic Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection 

TLIF: Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion 

Total Disc Replacement 

Trigger Point Injections 


XLIF: Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion 


About Pain Management 

Anatomy of the Spine 

Cervical Radiculopathy 


Degenerative Disc Disease 

Facet Joint Syndrome

Herniated Discs


Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica) 

Migraine Headaches

Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Peripheral Neuralgia

Post Laminectomy Syndrome


Spinal Infection

Spinal Stenosis


Where Back Pain Begins

Whiplash Headache