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:
- Neck pain
- Cervical radiculopathy
- Cervical and Spine spondylolysis
- Acute mechanical back pain
- Lumbar radiculopathy
- Lumbar strains
- Fractures of the lumbar spine
- Herniated and dislocated discs
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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:
- Acetaminophen for Low Back Pain
- Anesthetic or Corticosteriod Injections for Low Back Pain
- Back Problems & Injuries
- Cervical Disc Herniation
- Cervical Spinal Fusion
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis
- Chemonucleolysis for Herniated Disc
- Corticosteroids for a Herniated Disc
- Decompressive Laminectomy for Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Discectomy or Microdiscectomy for a Herniated Disc
- Electromyogram (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Studies
- Epidural Steroid Injections for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Exercises to Reduce Low Back Pain
- Herniated Disc
- History and Physical for Low Back Pain
- Interactive Tool: Should You Consider Surgery for Your Low Back?
- Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET) for Low Back Pain
- Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair
- Lifting Properly to Prevent Back Injury
- Low Back Pain
- Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
- Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) for Neck and Back Pain
- Open Inguinal Hernia Repair (herniorrhaphy, hernioplasty)
- Percutaneous Discectomy for a Herniated Disc
- Spinal Cord Stimulation for Low Back Pain
- Spinal Fusion (arthrodesis)
- Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis