Augusta Back is a spine center that takes a multidisciplinary team approach to spine care. Augusta Back includes four spine surgeons, a physical medicine physician, a pain management anesthesiologist and spine therapists - all under one roof.
Augusta Back has six neurosurgeons who do a large volume of spine surgeries, teamed with a pain management specialist and spine-specialized physical therapy — all under one roof.
The problem with back and neck pain is that care is often fragmented, forcing the patient to travel to multiple offices in the quest for relief of back pain. Patients often have to drive from a spine physician’s office for X-rays, a second location for an MRI, a third location for pain-relieving injections, and then a fourth location for physical therapy. By putting all these services under one roof, the patient can benefit from improved coordination of care with the entire team of specialists in spine talking to each other about your case all in one location. The end result is that the patient is often able to return to activity with a non-surgical approach.
The Augusta Back physicians already see a variety of complex cases from across Georgia and South Carolina. Augusta Back emphasizes a non-surgical approach to back pain, recognizing that in most cases spine surgery should be the last card to be played after non-surgical options have been tried. About half of patients are referred to Augusta Back by other doctors in the region. Augusta Back also cares for those who injure themselves at the workplace. We recognize that the injured worker AND THE EMPLOYER both want a fast recovery and a quick return to work. We are sensitive to the needs and feedback related to work comp patients.
As a free community service, this Spine Center of Excellence mails out Home Remedy Books on a limited basis to residents in the region. Home remedy books include information about the spine center, instruction on how to use the exercise book, various exercises to help alleviate back and neck pain, and other home remedies.CLAIM YOUR FREE COPY
For those back and neck pain sufferers who have exhausted nonsurgical treatment options, spine surgery may be the next step in resolving a spine problem. Because spine surgery is a serious decision, it is a good idea to obtain a second opinion from a board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon before undergoing surgery.GET A SECOND OPINION