Jacksonville’s Low Back Specialist
Spine Evaluation and Rehabilitation is a private practice that provides comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic services for patients suffering from disorders of the spine and sacroilliac joint (SIJ). Headed by Arnold Graham Smith, MD. FRCS, a national expert on sacroilliac joint spine surgery, our clinic is committed to personalized, quality patient care.
We know that your spine is literally the “backbone” to your health and well being. When you’re in pain, it can be debilitating, affecting every aspect of your life, from sleep to work to recreation. We strive to get the best results (relief) as quickly as possible. Our process of comprehensive diagnostics and treatment options are very efficient and highly effective. There is no point in beginning treatment until the specific diagnosis is known, and many patients have failed initial treatment because there is more than one thing causing symptoms.
Dr. Graham Smith provides individualized treatment including a comprehensive evaluation and history, along with detective-like [careful, thorough, state-of-the-art] diagnostics. Obviously, ensuring proper diagnosis is the critical first step in successful treatment.
While Dr. Graham Smith is a surgeon, his holistic approach supports treatment options that range from conservative therapy and rehabilitation to medical solutions including surgery—always striving for the least invasive surgery possible. Dr. Graham Smith’s staff includes therapists trained in both manual therapy techniques for spinal disorders, acupuncture, myofascial trigger point therapy and frequency specific microcurrent. These techniques quickly and reliably restore myofascial and neuromuscular function of the spine, and help resolve pain in patients who don’t need surgery. Additionally Dr. Graham Smith works with a network of physical therapists that have specialized training in spine stabilization, Pilates, sports injury and post-operative rehabilitation. Complementary medicine is incorporated whenever possible for patients seeking a more holistic approach to their spinal disorders. [This approach enables patients to receive the proper rehabilitation, referrals and appropriate surgery when necessary to help resolve their pain and disability.]