The demand for spine care has never been greater.  Low back pain remains one of the top-five reasons patients go to the emergency room and is a major contributor to lost work days.

At the Spine and Pain Center, patients are treated in a holistic way. Identifying and pinpointing the source of the condition and ensuring a care plan that stays conservative, if possible, is the goal of our team. A patient’s individual goals for activities and mobility are key to the path our doctors take with each patient. A team of  trusted doctors, surgeons, APPs, physical therapists will find answers for you, and help you navigate your treatment options such as physical therapy, injections, medication plans, or minimally invasive spine surgeries.

Spine Surgery

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 option after other therapies are exhausted. If it’s needed, our 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:

Non-surgical Spine Care, Nerve Studies and 
Physiatry (PMR)

The non-surgical spine care team treats patients who need extra attention pinpointing the source of their pain, usually by focusing on the nerves.  Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, or PMR, is a subspecialty 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, often using a nerve conduction test or EMG,  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

Injection Therapy 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 your body the pain symptoms are coming from. Patients appreciate the convenience of our Injection Therapy because they are done inside the Summit Center, a necessity for convenience.

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).AANEM

Pain Wellness Clinic

This pain clinic within the Spine and Pain Center, is designed for those living with chronic pain who are motivated by self-care and interested in all available treatments beyond medication therapy. We understand that pain is much more than just a physical sensation. It’s a holistic condition, which affects the whole person, mentally, behaviorally and spiritually, too. Our services focus on a comprehensive approach to pain management.

  • Our patients are motivated to improve quality of life and function
  • Our patients are motivated to practice self-care and wellness
  • Our patients want to avoid 100-percent reliance on opioid medications to manage their pain
  • Our pain specialist will discuss requirements with you in detail, before any care plan is agreed upon
  • To learn if our Pain Wellness Clinic is right for you, please read more HERE. 

Pain Wellness Clinic specialist:

To make an appointment in the Spine and Pain Center, the Pain Wellness Clinic (referral required) or with any of the providers listed above, please call 928-774-7757.

Patient Education

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.