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Our Back, Neck & Spine Team is dedicated to offering our patients comprehensive education as well as exceptional back, neck, and spine care. Combining their knowledge, experience, and expertise, our team provides the specialized back, neck, and spine care you can trust to get back to an active life.

At Appalachian Orthopedics, our Back, Neck & Spine Team consists of our fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Knox, and our highly skilled physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, Dr. William Hodgson.

Our team has a full understanding of the spine’s anatomy and is dedicated to delivering the exceptional spine care you can trust to get back to your active, healthy lifestyle.

Comprehensive Spine Care You Can Trust

Our doctors will apply their expertise directly to your situation and guide you toward a treatment option that will help reduce your pain and restore you to optimal health. Our specialists are committed to recommending nonsurgical treatment options first before suggesting surgery and are experts in providing conservation treatment options, such as platelet-rich plasma and ultrasound-guided injections.

Our spine experts specialize in treating the following spine injuries and conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet joint pain
  • Herniated disc
  • Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis

Your Back, Neck, and Spine Surgical Needs Met

If nonsurgical or pain management treatments fail to provide relief for your spine injury or condition, our fellowship-trained spine surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Knox, has devoted his practice to orthopedic surgery as well as surgery of the spine. He specializes in surgically treating injuries and conditions of the lumbar spine and cervical spine.

Dr. Knox is dedicated to offering advanced orthopedic spine care as well as the latest evidence-based treatment options and procedures, including minimally invasive spine surgery. He is highly skilled in the following:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
  • Cervical laminoplasty
  • Cervical/lumbar epidurals
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Minimally invasive cervical microdiscectomy
  • Minimally invasive lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Physical therapy
  • Posterior cervical fusion
  • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion

Patient Consultation in Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport

Our Back, Neck & Spine Team at Appalachian Orthopedics provides patients experiencing a back, neck, or spine injury or condition with access to consultation Monday through Friday. Our office hours vary by location so please visit our Locations page for our available hours.

Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history and demographic and insurance information. This information as well as any current diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRI scans, will help our team determine a diagnosis and develop a personalized treatment plan that meets your individual needs.

To schedule an appointment with a member of our Back, Neck & Spine Team, please request an appointment online or call the location most convenient to you: (423) 844-6450 for Bristol – Hospital, (423) 434-6300 for Johnson City, or (423) 726-2672 for Kingsport.

Please visit our comprehensive surgery preparation section for tips and information on preparing for your surgery.