The Spine and Pain Center
The Spine and Pain Center at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics encompasses the entire scope of spine care. We understand how painful back and neck conditions can affect your entire life. The Center offers a comprehensive approach to examining, testing, diagnosing, treating and caring for patients with pain, disorders, and conditions of the spine.
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. Board certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeons, Michael Glover, M.D. and Eamonn Mahoney, M.D. are leaders in their surgical field. Al Such, PA-C, a certified physician assistant, enhances the level of care our surgeons provide. Together, their goal is to investigate and diagnose your condition, get the answers quickly and start a conservative treatment plan right for you and your goals. Interventions may include PM&R, or physical therapy (available in the Summit Center) to help restore movement, strength, and function to your body – and teach you how to prevent further issues. If surgery is the right option, both surgeons are skilled in a variety of surgical treatments including spine (lumbar) disc replacement, spinal lumbar fusion, and minimally invasive (small incisions) surgeries. Together the team will ensure you receive the very best care and expertise. There is no need to travel anywhere else for this level and quality of care.
This team seeks to treat patients with spine and other general nerve conditions and illnesses, non-surgically. PM&R 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 chronic pain. Board certified physiatrist, John Ledington, M.D., and Michelle Boyer, PA-C, and Steve Randazzo, FNP, make up the PM&R team. They take time to accurately pinpoint the source of an ailment, then determine a treatment plan – often incorporating other therapies to enhance and restore function and quality of life for you. The team practices with compassion and has an understanding of the discomfort most patients are experiencing. Their goal is to decrease pain and enhance performance, without surgery.
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
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Expert PAs and NPs in this Area of Expertise
Michelle Boyer, PA-C
Stephen Randazzo, N.P.
Allan Such, PA-C