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Spine, Back & Neck Pain and Injury

We specialize in diagnosing, treating and repairing the conditions that cause back and neck pain.

Our goal is to help you get back to your normal lifestyle, using the least invasive and most effective methods available to reduce or eliminate the pain that's slowed you down.

Learn more about the conditions we treat

Diagnosing Your Pain

Sometimes spine, back or neck pain is actually caused by issues with other parts of your body, such as your knee or hip. So our focus is to find the root source of your pain.

Our team's expertise and access to the latest technology equip them to pinpoint the source of your pain and recommend the most effective treatment to give you relief.

Learn more about how we diagnose your pain

Treating Your Pain

We'll talk with you about your treatment options, taking as much time as you want to thoroughly explain the options and answer all of your questions.

We use the least invasive techniques possible. Up to 95 percent of our patients find relief with nonsurgical treatment options.

No matter what treatment option you choose, you can count on it being delivered with a warm, personal approach that's sometimes hard to find in healthcare today.

Conservative Therapies

Our team will explore all conservative treatment options before recommending surgery. This may also include physical therapy, manual medicine, massage therapy, acupuncture, bracing and spinal injections. The goal is to relieve your pain and get you back to the activities you enjoy.


Only a small percentage of people with back pain need surgery. But if you do, we are committed to performing the most minimally invasive surgical procedure possible – one that is tailored to you, your unique pain and your individualized course of treatment. Minimally invasive surgeries are done with smaller incisions, which mean less pain and a faster recovery.

Surgical Options for Back Pain

Cervical (neck) Procedures
Thoracic Procedures
Lumbar Procedures


After surgery, rehabilitation tailored to your specific recovery will be an essential and effective part of your treatment program.

Why Choose Us for Your Back Pain?

A Team of Specialists Dedicated to You

Our team of spine experts includes board-certified and fellowship trained orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons, physiatrists, and injection specialists all specialized in the treatment of spine problems. Our physicians have trained in the world's most prestigious institutions and universities.

They have chosen to practice medicine at EvergreenHealth because of our passion for patient care. Together, we form a world-renowned spine care team dedicated to helping you enjoy life with less pain. From common spine issues to the most complex cases, our specialists treat all types of spinal conditions.

Ease of Scheduling

We understand the importance of seeing a spine care specialist quickly, especially when you are in pain. For significant acute problems, you can get an appointment within a day or two of calling our office, including same day appointments.

Contact us at (425) 899-4930 today to make an appointment.

Coordinated Care Focus

Spine care is our specialty.

Our team of board-certified and fellowship trained surgeons, physiatrists and pain management specialists work together to develop a care plan based on your individual diagnosis and treatment.

Our Conservative Approach

Approximately 90 percent of the time, we are able to treat patients' pain without surgery.

Options such as physical therapy, manual medicine, medical management, injections, massage therapy and acupuncture can often eliminate pain for many patients. Whenever possible, we will treat your condition with nonsurgical methods before considering surgical options.

Experts in Minimally Invasive Surgery

When surgery is necessary, our team only uses the latest minimally invasive surgical methods.

This means smaller incisions, lower risk of infections, quicker recovery times and better outcomes.

Plus, we use a unique two-physician approach for more complex procedures, meaning less surgery time for patients with more difficult spine conditions.

Commitment to Quality and Patient Safety

We are continually recognized for our commitment to quality. Our rates for length of hospital stay, blood transfusion and infection are lower than the industry standards.

Convenient Location

The EvergreenHealth Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute is conveniently located on the campus of EvergreenHealth. This means you are close to all of the hospital services you may need, including imaging, physical therapy, injections and surgery.

The EvergreenHealth Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute

Dr. Mark Freeborn interviewed on New Day NorthwestDr. Mark Freeborn explains how the integrated care at the Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute improves patient care. (New Day Northwest)

EvergreenHealth Spine, Back & Neck Care is part of the EvergreenHealth Neuroscience, Spine & Orthopedic Institute. The state-of-the-art facility offers experts in orthopedic care, comprehensive rehabilitation services and patient-friendly access.

By bringing our key services together under one roof, we are able to coordinate complex care issues with our network of specialty providers.

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