Spine and Pain Center
The Spine and Pain Center is much more than your typical back pain clinic. They are the regional leader in advanced spine health for those really needing a higher level of care. A team of trusted doctors, surgeons, physical therapists, and spine specialists will investigate and diagnose your condition, find answers for you, and help you navigate your treatment options such as physical therapy, injections, medication plans, or minimally invasive spine surgeries. The Spine and Pain Center designs treatment plans specifically to fit your unique needs – because spine pain is as individualized as you are.
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This team provides care for patients with conditions such as stenosis, arthritis, disc problems, compression fractures, Sacroiliac joint dysfunction and other debilitating problems of the spine. Surgery is always the last-resort option,and both surgeons are skilled in a variety of surgical treatments including spine (lumbar) disc replacement, spinal lumbar fusion, and minimally invasive (small incisions) surgeries.
Surgical Spine Care Team:
This team seeks to treat patients with spine and other general nerve conditions and illnesses, non-surgically. PMR is short for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a sub-specialty focused on treating a wide range of nerve and muscle conditions, injuries, illnesses and disorders, including pain management. The medical team accurately pinpoints the cause of the pain then determines a treatment plan with therapies to restore function and quality of life. The goal is to decrease pain and improve performance, without surgery.
Non-surgical Spine Care team:
Injection therapy, often offered by both surgical and non-surgical teams, can be prescribed for diagnostic (investigating the problem) and therapeutic (treating the problem) reasons. If your symptoms respond well to injection therapy, our doctors can learn additional information that may help determine whether you are a surgical candidate, and can confirm where in the spine your pain symptoms are coming from. This is crucial information for our teams. Patients appreciate the convenience of our Injection Therapy, because they are done in-house, eliminating the need of having to wait weeks to receive pain-relieving injections. Usually, patients receive injection therapy same day or next day, helping with a fast recovery and return to activity. This shortens the time off work, and lessens the risk of further deconditioning.
The Northern Arizona Orthopaedics Spine and Pain Center has a nationally accredited EMG laboratory with Exemplary Status from the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).
The Spine and Pain Center 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