At Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, our spine physicians offer surgical and nonsurgical treatment options to help relieve back pain and restore your active lifestyle.

The spine is our greatest source of pain. Most people, at some point in their lives, will experience pain in the lower region of the back, called the lumbar. The middle part of the back is called the thoracic.

Causes of this pain can range from muscle strains and nerve impingement to disc degeneration. Therefore, it is important to diagnose and treat back problems on an individual-by-individual basis.

Spine Surgery

Most spine-related injuries and disorders can be effectively treated without surgery. However, if surgery is needed, today’s surgical procedures are less invasive. This can result in a reduction in trauma to the tissues, quicker recovery times, and less downtime from work or activities.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Physical medicine and rehabilitation is a nonoperative, conservative approach to treating and preventing aches and pains of the back. Our specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation evaluate injuries and determine the best nonoperative treatment methods to manage pain and restore maximum function.

Common nonoperative treatment methods include physical therapy, exercise, medication, and spinal injections. Sports-related injuries, osteoporosis, and neck and low back pain from various causes have proven to be effectively treated without the need for surgery.

Additional Resources

Synthes Prodisc Cervical


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Back Medical Team

Expert Doctors in this Area

Expert PAs and NPs in this Area of Expertise

Michelle Boyer, PA-C

Stephen Randazzo, N.P.

Allan Such, PA-C

Allan Such, PA-C