Illinois Neurological Institute

From Severe Back Pain to IronmanFrom Severe Back Pain to IronmanMarissa Schwandner met her goal of running a half Ironman competition within her first year of having surgery on her lower back to repair Isthmic Spondylolisthesis.Learn More ms-accred-banner.jpgComprehensive MS CareThe OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute Multiple Sclerosis Center has again been designated as a Center for Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Care, thanks to our range of services and research efforts.Learn More Banner-6.jpgSpine Surgeons Who Understand What's Important to YouSpinal injuries or conditions can change your life and lives of the people closest to you. At the INI Spine Institute we understand this and our goal is to get you back to your regular routine and keep you as pain free as possible. Banner-50.jpgCaring for Patients with Complex Spine Conditions - Every DayYour INI team consists of highly-skilled and experienced neurosurgeons and others who use cutting-edge science and state-of-the-art technology to provide care available at very few other spine centers in the Midwest. Spine.jpgFast Access to a Diagnosis and Treatment PlanWe realize that you want to feel better as soon as possible. You don't have to wait weeks or months for an appointment with a member of our spine team. Whether you need a first diagnosis or a second opinion, our team work with you to expedite your appointment.

Spine Institute

spine mccall.jpg We understand the impact a spinal injury or condition can have on your life and the need for experienced, specialized care. Our fellowship trained experts have a long history of caring for patients with spinal problems ranging from low back pain, degenerative disc disease, osteoporosis and related stress fractures to trauma, tumors and deformity disorders requiring complex surgical intervention. Spine surgeons at the Illinois Neurologic Institute (INI) Spine Institute perform approximately 1,000 spine surgeries each year, more than any other hospital system in the area and second largest program in Illinois. Our neurosurgeons are dedicated to providing you the very best spine care that is supported by research, technology, clinical trials and experience.

Specializing in:

  • Degenerative spinal conditions   
  • Revision spine surgery
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal tumors
  • Geriatric spinal surgery
  • Spinal trauma
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery

Additional Services:

To request an appointment or second opinion with our Spine Institute team call 877-464-6670.

Patient Stories


Marissa Schwandner met her goal of running a half Ironman competition within her first year of having surgery on her lower back to repair Isthmic Spondylolisthesis. Learn how she overcame her severe back pain after meeting Dr. Daniel R. Fassett at the Illinois Neurological Institute in Peoria, Illinois.