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Huntsville Spine - Spine Medicine

Do you have back pain?  Back pain can be the result of any number of degenerative diseases or disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine. Huntsville Spine at SportsMed includes an orthopaedic surgeon, a neurosurgeon, a pain management physician and a physiatrist.  This combination of specialized physicians is unique to SportsMed and offers the most comprehensive course of treatment for all patients.

Treatment for back pain varies widely based on the underlying cause.  A detailed history regarding the severity of the pain, affected areas, and factors which worsen or alleviate the pain, along with a thorough physical examination is done to confirm the diagnosis. Conservative (non-surgical) treatment is applied whenever possible, supplemented by spine surgery when indicated.

The types of conditions treated by SportsMed's spine surgeons include:

  • spinal stenosis
  • sciatica, radiculopathy
  • mechanical back pain
  • muscle and ligament strain
  • degenerative joint disease
  • herniated disk
  • bulging disk
  • osteoporosis

Surgical spine treatments include:

  • lumbar fusions
  • lumbar microdiskectomy
  • anterior cervical discectomy
  • cervical arthroplasty
  • cervical posterior fusion
  • cervical posterior decompression

Spinal decompression therapy and physical therapy are non-surgical treatments that can be provided on-site at the clinic or patients can be referred to sites throughout the north Alabama area.

Spine Medicine Specialists:

Spine Surgeons:

Curt Freudenberger, M.D.
Javier A. Reto, M.D. 

Spine Neurosurgeon:

Sanat Dixit, M.D.
John Johnson, Jr., M.D.


Kristina Janssen Donovan, D.O.
Ryan Aaron, M.D.


Of Note

The material on this website is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. You should promptly seek professional medical care if you have any concern about your health, and you should always consult your physician before starting a fitness regimen. No representation is made about the quality of the podiatric services to be performed or the expertise of the podiatrist performing such services.

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