Franciscan Spine Program

Franciscan Spine Program

Learn About Franciscan Spine Program

Franciscan Spine Program is committed to meeting your back and neck needs. Whether you’ve sustained an injury from exercise, or experience pain from a degenerative condition, the specialists will apply their deep expertise in spinal care to help you find full relief and mobility.

The team at Franciscan Spine Program focus on patient education, encouraging patients to understand their conditions and to be actively involved in determining the best route of care.

Franciscan Spine Program at a Glance

Consider some of the reasons patients choose the center:

  • The center features a dedicated team of neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, and nurse practitioners, offering non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical treatments that address a full spectrum of spine conditions.
  • There are over 200 locations in the CHI Franciscan network, including 8 hospitals, serving the Puget Sound region. This network is itself part of one of the largest health care providers in the country, providing patients access to resources, research, and innovative technologies.

Franciscan Spine Program is ready to give you advanced and compassionate care.

Directions to our primary location in Tacoma, WA

Meet the Physicians of Franciscan Spine Program

Dr. Marc Goldman, MD



Dr. Christine Hammer

Dr. Christine Hammer, MD

Tacoma, WA


Dr. Daniel Nehls, MD, FACS

Tacoma, WA



Dr. Joshua Shatsky, MD

Silverdale, WA

Orthopedic Surgeon

Richard Swedarsky

Dr. Richard C Swedarsky, DO

Tacoma, WA


Dr. Hoan Tran, MD

Tacoma, WA


How Franciscan Spine Program Can Help You

Type of Practice

  • Spine Center


  • Acute Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatologic Diseases
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Trauma
  • Whiplash


  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Disc Surgery/Replacement
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Massage
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Spinal Fusion

Office Information for Franciscan Spine Program

Tacoma 1617 South J Street Tacoma, WA 98405 Driving Directions

Primary Location

1617 South J Street
Tacoma, WA 98405


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 - 5:00

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurances Accepted

Additional Locations

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