Spine Care

Twist and Shout.... Did You Just Throw Your Back Out?

From bending, twisting, lifting and swinging, our back keeps us moving and grooving — until something goes wrong. With30 bones, 40 muscles, and many ligaments and tendons, it’s not surprising that our back is vulnerable to many types of injuries or degenerative diseases. In fact,80% of U.S. adults will experience some type of back pain in their lifetime. According to William Tally, MD, orthopedic spine surgeon at Athens Orthopedic Clinic(AOC), with today’s treatment options you don’t have to live with back, neck and spine pain.

Nonsurgical treatment options include physical therapy and pain management using steroid injections or nerve blocks. If unsuccessful, surgery may offer the best chance for recovery. Today’s spine surgeries offer advanced techniques and enhanced technologies that significantly improve outcomes.

AOC’s expert team of orthopedic specialists, surgeons and therapists provides customized, complete, well-coordinated care for all causes of spine, neck and back pain. For more information or to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations throughout Northeast Georgia, call 706-549-1663 or visit