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Ascension Saint Thomas is here for you when you need spine care. Schedule a consultation with a spine surgeon. Appointments are available.

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Personalized care for neck and back pain

More patients choose Ascension Saint Thomas Spine Institute for neck and back care than any other health system in the region. Our specialists listen to understand you and your condition to deliver the spine care that's right for you.

If you have neck or back pain, even the simplest pain can keep you from doing the things you love. Whether you’re seeking relief from an injury, a congenital issue or a chronic condition, the care team at Ascension Saint Thomas Spine Institute will listen to understand you and your health needs to deliver care that’s right for you.

Spine care in Middle Tennessee

At Ascension Saint Thomas Spine Institute, we put you first by fully understanding your care needs. Our spine specialists are committed to offering compassionate, personalized care for your neck and back. Our board-certified doctors and highly experienced care teams have access to the latest technology and specialize in a range of care options from nonsurgical treatments and minimally invasive surgery to complex spine care. When your pain is ongoing, we can help: 

  • Target the source of your pain 
  • Deliver nonsurgical care 
  • Relieve your pain and regain function 
Patient with spine condition at Ascension Saint Thomas.

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Get a second opinion at Ascension Saint Thomas

If you’re looking for a second opinion on neck and back pain, specialists at Ascension Saint Thomas Spine Institute are here for you. We can help match you with the right specialist. 

Before your appointment, you should check with your insurance company to find out if a second opinion is covered or required.

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And rest assured that surgery is rarely the first option, but when it’s needed, our highly experienced surgeons are ready to deliver the care you need. Our overall goal at Ascension Saint Thomas Spine Institute is to help reduce your neck and back pain so that you can get back to doing the things you love. 

Ascension Saint Thomas Spine Institute at Rutherford
1700 Medical Center Pkwy
Murfreesboro, TN, 37129


  • Cauda equina syndrome 
  • Cervical radiculopathy 
  • Cervical subluxation 
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Herniated discs 
  • Lumbar radiculopathy 
  • Lumbar spondylosis, sponydlolisthesis, and spondyloptosis 
  • Myelopathy 
  • Neurogenic claudication
  • Sciatic pain 
  • Scoliosis 
  • Spinal cord compression 
  • Spinal cord tumors 
  • Spinal fractures 
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Spine deformity 
  • Synovial cysts 
  • Thoracic radiculopathy

Balancing care with caution

Compassionate care is safe care. At Ascension Saint Thomas, our commitment is to keep you and your family safe while you’re receiving care in our ERs, hospitals, doctor’s offices and outpatient centers. We have strict safety precautions in place--such as limiting visitors, staggering appointments, rearranging waiting rooms, making more online appointments available, treating patients who are ill at separate sites of care, and performing rigorous procedures to clean and disinfect. Don’t delay getting the care you need at this time. We are fully prepared for your safety when you're in our care.

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Our facilities are currently taking precautions to help keep patients and visitors safe, which may include conducting screenings, restricting visitors and practicing distancing for compassionate, safe care. We continuously monitor COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and adjust our safety practices and safeguards accordingly.