Legacy Rehabilitation Group has partnered with choice physiatrists and physicians who specialize in rehabilitation and pain management to provide quality, comprehensive care to our patients.
Common conditions treated by our on-site providers:
- Post-Operative Care – Joint Replacements, Amputations, Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Neurorehabilitation – Spinal Cord Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Guillain-Barre, Myasthenia Gravis, Parkinson’s Disease
- Pain Medicine – Chronic pain management, Back Pain, Arthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Musculoskeletal Care – Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Prosthetics & Orthotics – Gait and Movement Disorders, Assistive Devices and Ambulation Aids, Spinal Orthoses, Neuro-prosthetics
Meet Dr. Louis Saeger
Dr. Louis Saeger is a renowned physician and surgeon with a private practice focused on interventional pain management, spinal diagnostics, and state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical techniques. He is Board Certified in both Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. Dr. Saeger’s career in pain management began in medical school at the University of Oklahoma. In 1978 he co-authored the OUHSC (Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center) pain clinic’s patient education booklet, Coping with Pain, which he presented at the International Association for the Study of Pain Second World Congress, in Montreal. He subsequently worked with Dr. Robert Foreman on mapping viscero-somatic convergence pathways in the spinothalamic tract. His anesthesiology residency and a two-year NIH pain research fellowship were completed in Seattle, at the University of Washington. He was among the last few physicians personally trained in regional anesthesia by both Drs. John Bonica and Danny Moore. As a Senior Fellow, he co-founded the Pain and Toxicity Research Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, where his published research included studies on opioid pharmacology, anti-emetics, and the clinical introduction of PCA for bone marrow transplant patients.
Since entering private practice in 1986, Dr. Saeger has been increasingly focused on the diagnosis and treatment of spine-related pain. After moving to the Twin Cities in 2003, he established the Interventional Division of Midwest Spine Institute, and has collaborated with Dr. Glenn Buttermann on studies of spinal biomechanics in an animal model for testing an artificial disc prototype. He has assumed a leadership role in Minnesota, serving as a member of the chronic pain guidelines working group at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, and as past President and current Director at Large of the Minnesota Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He also represents the Minnesota Medical Association on the Department of Health’s X-ray Safety Advisory Committee.
Dr. Saeger is a long-standing member of the International Spine Intervention Society (SIS), is an SIS clinical instructor, is SIS-certified in evidence-based medicine, and serves as a peer-review referee for the Pain Medicine journal. He is also an active member of the North American Spine Society, the North American Neuromodulation Society, and the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.