The demand for spine care has never been greater, as lower back pain remains one of the top five reasons patients go to the emergency room and is a major contributor to lost work days.
Experience you can trust. The physicians at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics have helped patients with all types of back and neck problems, and we will help diagnose, treat and care for your conditions. These conditions include:
- Cervical & Complex Spinal Disorders
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
- Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Spine Disorders
- Neck Disorders / Neck Pain
- Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
- Scoliosis & Deformity
- Spinal Cord Injury / Spinal Trauma
- Spinal Infections / Spinal Tumors
- Spinal Stenosis
- Thoracic Spinal Disorders
- Upper Back Pain
- Work Injuries
The surgical care for spine conditions is provided by board-certified, fellowship-trained physician Eamonn Mahoney, M.D. At our Spine and Pain Center in Flagstaff, we offer a range of therapies that are unique to your condition.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)
Most spine-related injuries and disorders can be effectively treated without surgery, often times through interventional (non-surgical) pain care. If surgery is needed, our surgeons use advanced methods that will reduce trauma to the tissues, reduce pain, provide quicker recovery times and allow for a faster return to work or activities. Minimally invasive surgeries have incisions that are less than an inch long (instead of three inches) so there is less blood loss, less tissue disruption, smaller scars, and a less painful recovery.
Non-Surgical Spine Care
The non-surgical spine care team treats patients who need extra attention pinpointing the source of their pain, usually by focusing on the nerves. 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 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 the performance of your daily functions, 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.