Dedicated to serving the orthopedic needs of Columbus, North Vernon, Seymour, Greensburg, and the surrounding areas since 1976, Southern Indiana Orthopedics offers exceptional care for back pain and related conditions from our fellowship-trained back doctor so you can get stronger.

Few things are harder to cope with than back pain. When your back hurts, it can lead to limited mobility and make it challenging to carry out your daily activities. The impact that back or spine pain can have on your life is truly extreme.

Thankfully, back pain is often treatable. When patients visit a back specialist or a physician who focuses on spinal conditions, they can have the underlying problem diagnosed and get the pain management or pain relief options available for any spine issue.

Our back doctor treats a host of back- and spine-related issues, such as:

  • Back injuries from sports or exercise
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs (lumbar and cervical)
  • Lumbar degenerative disorders
  • Nerve damage
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Spinal stenosis

Patients often ask what symptom or symptoms suggest that their back or spine problem requires care from a specialty-trained doctor. While pain in your back and lower spine isn't always serious, we recommend talking to your primary care physician or coming to see a back specialist if:

  • You have back pain or neck pain that lasts for more than a couple of days.
  • Your spine condition impedes you from carrying out your normal tasks at work or around the house.
  • Your back pain or neck pain include numbness or tingling that radiate through other parts of your body.
  • Your back pain began after a traumatic accident—for example, an athletic injury or a car collision.

Advanced Back & Spine Care in Columbus & Seymour

When patients visit with our spine surgeon for a back condition, the first step is diagnosis. Patients are asked about their medical history, and our back doctor may also conduct imaging, such as X-rays, using our state-of-the-art, on-site services. All of this is important for your doctor to accurately diagnose your issue.

Whatever the cause of your back issues, your doctor will help you arrive at the right diagnosis and decide on the best approach to treatment. Sometimes, this will mean nonsurgical solutions, such as physical therapy or ultrasound-guided injections. In other cases, it might require surgical intervention—either back surgery or spine surgery.

Whenever it's possible to treat your back condition with nonsurgical treatment options, that's what our spine specialist will recommend. We can also talk to you about the pain management medications that are appropriate for your condition. However, back pain does not always respond to nonsurgical methods. That is when it may become necessary to talk with our spine specialist about surgical treatment options. When surgery is required, your surgeon will strive to use the least invasive techniques. 

Your surgeon can walk you through the different types of back surgery and spine surgery we offer and also talk with you more about the ways in which we can help you manage pain and make a full recovery. Our spine surgeon's expertise includes lumbar fusion, artificial disc replacement, spinal cord stimulation, and minimally invasive surgery of the back and neck.

Consult with our back doctor to take your first step toward healing with your comprehensive, individualized treatment plan. Call (812) 376-9353 or request an appointment online to see our back pain specialist in Columbus or Seymour.

We also offer treatment for urgent back, neck, spine, and sports-related injuries at our urgent care clinic in Columbus, where walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary.

The Strength of Experience at Southern Indiana Orthopedics

At Southern Indiana Orthopedics, we have the expertise and technology to provide exceptional orthopedic care dedicated to making you stronger. All of our specialty-trained doctors and orthopedic surgeons, including our back specialist, have extensive, specialized knowledge, training, and experience to provide the treatment you need to reach your goals. Our back and spine surgeon, Dr. John Chambers, is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in spine surgery. He is dedicated to serving your individual needs with compassion and exceptional care. 

If you have sustained a back injury or have an ongoing condition involving back pain, consider making an appointment with our spinal care doctor. Return to life with less pain and better function by calling (812) 376-9353 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online and be seen at our main location in Columbus or at our Seymour outreach clinic.