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

Back pain and spine issues can be serious. Pain along the spine, or back and neck pain, can sometimes be symptomatic of a severe condition involving your vertebrae, spinal discs, and/or spinal nerves. Without proper spine treatment, conditions in these patients can worsen. It's important to seek medical attention from a specialty-trained medical doctor who focuses on the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the neck, back, and spine.

What does a physician in this field treat? From traumatic injuries to minor neck pain or back pain, our spine specialist treats patients with many spine conditions and deformities, including:

  • Cervical conditions (neck conditions)
  • Chronic pain, including spine pain
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Kyphosis
  • Neurological conditions (nerve conditions)
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal deformity
  • Spinal stenosis

We recommend seeing our spine provider if you are involved in any traumatic injury that results in spine or neck pain. Spine trauma can have symptoms other than back pain and can sometimes require surgery. Our spine care doctor has extensive training and experience in the treatment of spinal trauma injuries.

Advanced Spine Care in Columbus & Seymour

When patients visit with our spine specialist, the first step is diagnosing their spinal issue. This may involve a simple physical examination and taking a medical history. We also offer patients state-of-the-art X-rays and other diagnostic imaging. Our spine surgeon will then recommend the best treatment options to address each patient's condition that can range from nonsurgical options, such as physical therapy and the use of specialized orthotic devices we offer, to minor interventional procedures and surgery. Our spine surgery specialist is also an expert pain management physician who can offer medications and medical interventions to control your neck or back pain, which can potentially prolong or circumvent the need for spine surgery. 

Various spinal injections and transforaminal steroid injections can also treat chronic back pain and other spinal issues without spine surgery. However, if nonoperative treatments prove insufficient, your surgeon may recommend spine surgery. Our specialist will discuss all your options, including the latest methods of spine surgery and neurosurgery, and can perform the surgery you need, from artificial disc replacement and spinal cord stimulation to spinal fusions such as lumbar fusion. Whenever possible, we use the least invasive surgery techniques. Our spine surgeon specializes in traditional and minimally invasive spine surgery as well as adult and pediatric surgery of the spine.

Without proper treatment, discomfort from back and spinal conditions often gets worse, so it's important to seek medical treatment as urgently as possible. At Southern Indiana Orthopedics, our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine physician and his team are ready to administer the surgical or nonsurgical care you need.

When you're ready to get stronger, consult with our spine 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 spine specialist in Columbus or Seymour.

We also offer treatment for urgent back, neck, spine, and sports medicine needs 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 orthopedic surgeons, including our spine doctor, have extensive, specialized knowledge, training, and experience to provide the treatment you need to reach your goals. Our spine surgeon, Dr. John Chambers, is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in spine surgery and remains dedicated to serving your individual needs with compassion and exceptional care. 

If you have sustained a spine injury or have ongoing pain in the spine, 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.