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Our fellowship-trained back doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of back injuries and conditions.

Spine Center

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Appointment Request

The majority of back pain symptoms stem from inflammation due to an acute injury or overuse of the muscles, joints, or tendons. Understanding and adhering to proper posture and lifting techniques can help decrease your chance for sustaining a back injury, such as a fracture, herniated disc, or strained muscle. However, not all causes of back pain are as easily preventable; pain can also arise from a chronic condition, such as scoliosis, or a condition that has developed over time, such as osteoarthritis. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of back pain, it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible before your back injury or condition worsens.

  • Persistent aching or stiffness
  • Achiness in the lower back after sitting for an extended period of time
  • Sudden, sharp pain in a localized area of the back
  • Pain that affects posture while sitting, standing, or walking
  • Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the arms or legs

To consult with one of our back doctors, please request an appointment online, or call 509-444-6325.

Why choose Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists?

Our fellowship-trained back doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists have completed additional training specifically in the back, neck, and spine. With this advanced training, our spine surgeons, Dr. Powers, Dr. Shuster, and Dr. Tohmeh, have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your back injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with one of our back surgeons, please request an appointment online, or call 509-444-6325.

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained back doctors, please use the links below to obtain our new patient forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.

New  Patient  FormsPreparing  for  My  Appointment