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The Spine Division at The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMS) brings together a team of dedicated and highly trained physicians Dr. Stephen Faust, Dr. Alessandro Speciale, Dr. Chad Patton, physiatrists Parineet Bambrah, M.D. and Kwasi Sharif, M.D., a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Juan Rodriguez, M.D. and support staff to diagnose and treat all conditions of the spine.

The Spine Team provides specialized care for conditions caused from fractures, deformities, sports related injuries, congenital defects, and disease processes. By getting treatment as early as possible, patients can be assured of the very best care. Treatments may include a more conservative approach with medications, physical therapy, and injections or require a surgical approach.

With our SpineTODAY Program, patients are able to find relief from back or neck pain that just popped up and won’t seem to go away. SpineTODAY makes treatment a more productive process with fast appointments, a network of back specialists, and a nurse navigator who coordinates your care options.
How it works:

When you come in, a nurse practitioner will assess your symptoms and determine if the condition can be treated immediately, or if it requires a more comprehensive treatment plan. A spine physician is available for consultation if needed. For more serious issues, a specially trained nurse navigator will coordinate a comprehensive personalized treatment plan through consultation with imaging, physical therapy, interventional pain management for spine conditions, spine surgeons, and bracing experts. We’ll keep your referring physician updated regularly with your progress.

 Specialized treatments and surgical procedures employed are used to treat the following conditions:

Surgical Information

Please click the name of the procedure to learn more

XLIF Video- English

XLIF Video- Spanish

XLIF Brochure- English

XLIF Brochure- Spanish

XLIF- Corpectomy

XLIF- Corpectomy Brochure

XLIF Lateral Plating



ALIF Video

ALIF Brochure

ACDF Video

ACDF Brochure

Posterior Cervical/Thoracic Fusion- English

Posterior Cervical/Thoracic Fusion- Spanish

Posterior Cervical/Thoracic Fusion Brochure

Percutaneous Screws- Spanish

TLIF Spacer Placement

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion- click Spine

Laminectomy- click Spine

PLIF:- click Spine

Vertebroplasty- click Spine


Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center’s Board Certified Physiatrists specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). Our Physiatrists, Parineet Bambrah, M.D. and Kwasi Sharif, M.D., provides non-surgical orthopedic care for injuries and disorders of muscles, nerves, and joints, including the spine. The primary focus of our physiatrist is to restore patients’ function and improve their quality of life.

Our physiatrist uses many diagnostic tools, including EMG’s (electromyography) and nerve conduction studies, to determine the cause of the pain. Once the cause of pain is determined, a treatment plan is developed to meet each individual patient’s needs.

The Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center’s Physiatrists are: