The Spine and Pain Center
The Spine and Pain Center at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics encompasses the entire scope of back and neck care, from the new injury to the severe, ongoing pain. 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. 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.
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. Board certified physiatrist, John Ledington, M.D., and Michelle Boyer, PA-C, and Steve Randazzo, FNP, make up the non-surgical spine team. They take time to accurately pinpoint the cause of the pain, then determine a treatment plan with therapies to restore function and quality of life. The team practices with compassion and has an understanding of the discomfort most patients are experiencing. Their goal is to decrease pain and improve 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
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