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Best Back Care Providers in the Chesapeake

When you are looking for a provider to treat your back pain, it can be hard to know where to start. Many different back pain specialists practice in the Chesapeake region. However, finding one that aligns with your health goals can be difficult.

As a practicing NUCCA chiropractor and spine management physician in the Chesapeake area of Virginia for the past 20 years, I have been able to work with multiple spine care providers. Below is my list of some of the top providers I recommend to help with your back pain in the Chesapeake area. Please note this list is based my personal experience over the years of working with these excellent doctors and facilities and by no means excludes or dismisses other medical providers in the Chesapeake area.

Best Orthopedic Doctor in the Chesapeake Area

David Goss, MD is my choice for one of the best orthopedic doctors in the Chesapeake region. He is a board ­certified orthopedic spine surgeon with the Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Center (SMOC). After getting his medical degree from the University of Virginia, Dr. Goss completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Dartmouth and did a fellowship in spinal surgery in Australia. He specializes in a variety of spinal care therapies, including:

  • Spinal degeneration
  • Disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Cervical and lumbar strain/sprain
  • Spinal injury
  • Spinal deformity

His surgical specialties include:

  • Disc replacement surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Anterior and posterior surgery
  • Spinal injections
  • Interbody fusion/replacement
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Motion preservation technology

Best Neurosurgeons in the Chesapeake Area

I have two choices for some of the best neurosurgeons in the Chesapeake region: Drs. Shutack and Koen.
John Shutack, MD is a neurosurgeon affiliated with the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He has been in practice for more than 25 years and is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine.

Joseph Koen, MD is also a neurosurgeon affiliated with the Chesapeake Regional Medical Center. He completed medical school at Ohio State University followed by a residency at Duke University. Dr. Koen was selected as one of the Top Docs of Coastal Virginia in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He specializes in:

  • Brain tumors
  • Cerebrovascular surgery
  • Trigeminal neuralgia
  • Minimally invasive neurosurgery for the brain and spine

Best Pain Management Specialist in the Chesapeake Area

My choice for the best pain management specialist in the Chesapeake region is Anthony Pellegrino, MD. Dr. Pellegrino has more than 35 years of experience. He is affiliated with the Chesapeake Regional Medical Group. He completed his medical degree at the Uniformed Services University, followed by a residency in pain management at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

Best Physical Therapists in the Chesapeake Area

Southeastern Physical Therapy is my choice for the best physical therapy group in the Chesapeake. They are a part of the Ivy Rehab Network and try to offer appointments within 24 hours. Further, they do not require a prescription from a doctor. Their physical therapists specialize in a variety of conditions, including:

  • Back pain
  • Balance and falls
  • Headaches
  • Neurological disorders
  • Post­surgical treatment
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder pain

Best Stem Cell Injections and Spinal Decompression in the Chesapeake Area (Alternative Treatments)

My choice for the best provider of stem cell injections and spinal decompression in the Chesapeake region is Dr. Craig Mcgiffin, a chiropractor at Core Health Solutions. He is a C.C.E.P. (Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner), meaning that Dr. Mcgiffin is certified to adjust extremities like the jaw, shoulders, wrists, hips, and knees. He provides stem cell injections and has been performing non­surgical spinal decompression treatments for over 9 years.

Integrating your Back Pain Care at Precision Spinal Care

At Precision Spinal Care, I am happy to work alongside the rest of your back pain team to give you the best care possible for your back pain. I encourage you to inform all of your care team that you are seeking chiropractic care to keep all of your healthcare providers on the same page.

As a credentialed spine care specialist, I am used to integrating your medical care with other healthcare providers, including primary care doctors and other spine care specialists. At your first visit, I will review any medical records and imaging that you or your doctor provide. Then, I will fully assess your condition with a thorough spine exam and a discussion about your medical problems.

After your exam at the first visit, we will discuss my evaluation. If chiropractic is not the best solution for your needs, I will recommend the type of specialist who is most appropriate for you.

If chiropractic care is the best way to meet your care goals, we will work together to develop a plan to meet your needs. I make sure to set reasonable expectations and milestones for your recovery. At regular intervals, I will reevaluate you to make sure you are meeting these goals and that chiropractic remains the best choice for you. With your permission, I will make sure to keep your other providers in the loop about any changes to your spinal health status.

We understand that you need to explore all your options when you look for expert chiropractic care. At Precision Spinal Care, we are happy to help you determine the best way to address your specific needs and discuss all the options with you and your family.

Call our office at (757) 382­5555 to speak to the doctor or set up a consultation. You can also set up an appointment online here.

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