The demand for spine care has never been greater.  Low back pain remains one of the top five reasons patients go to the emergency room and is a major contributor to lost work days.

At the Spine and Pain Center, all types of back and neck problems are welcome. We will help diagnose, treat and care for your conditions:

  • Cervical and Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc

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    Our leading spine physicians strive to ensure active lifestyles are restored for their patients.
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Disorders / Neck Pain
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury / Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Infections / SpinalTumors
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolistethis
  • Thoracic Spinal Disorders
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Work Injuries

The surgical care provided in the Spine and Pain Center are provided by board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians Michael Glover, M.D., M.B.A. and Eamonn Mahoney, M.D. Some of the therapies provided in the Center include:

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

Most spine-related injuries and disorders can be effectively treated without surgery, often times through interventional (non-surgical) pain care.  If surgery is needed, our surgeons use advanced methods that will reduce trauma to the tissues, reduce pain, provide quicker recovery times and allow for a faster return to work or activities. Minimally invasive surgeries have incisions that are less than an inch long (instead of three inches) so there is less blood loss, less tissue disruption, smaller scars, and a less painful recovery.

Band-Aid Back Surgery – Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Until now, Endoscopic Spine Surgery was not available in northern Arizona. Michael Glover, M.D., M.B.A. is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic spine surgeon at Northern Arizona Orthopaedics. He is the only surgeon north of Phoenix and the second in the state, performing this procedure. Dr. Glover has advanced training in all surgical procedures of the neck and back, adding to the quality of his care and the excellent outcomes of his patients. Now, his expertise in Endoscopic Spine Surgery can help revolutionize the options patients have for their back pain, with outcomes of long-lasting pain relief.

Injection Therapy

Injection therapy, often offered by both surgical and non-surgical teams, can be prescribed for diagnostic (investigating the problem) and therapeutic (treating the problem) reasons.

Non-surgical Spine Care, Physiatry (PMR) 

The non-surgical spine care team treats patients who need extra attention pinpointing the source of their pain, usually by focusing on the nerves. PMR is short for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a sub-specialty focused on treating a wide range of nerve and muscle conditions, injuries, illnesses and disorders, including pain management. The medical team accurately pinpoints the cause of the pain then determines a treatment plan with therapies to restore function and quality of life. The goal is to decrease pain and improve performance, without surgery.

NAO’s EMG Lab is accredited with AANEM


Non-surgical Spine Care team:

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