Back doctors are specialty-trained orthopedic physicians and surgeons who have advanced medical training in the back and have an understanding of spine issues. The deep knowledge these specialists have obtained, along with advanced medical and surgical skills, allows them to diagnose and treat back pain caused by the full range of back conditions and spine issues.

With extensive training and experience in orthopedic surgery, back surgery, fracture care, and nonsurgical treatment, our team of back specialists at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma will understand every aspect of your back or spine problem and help you heal, recover, and advance.

Our back doctors, fellowship-trained spine surgeons Dr. Kasra Ahmadinia, Dr. R. Tyler Boone, Dr. Thomas Craven, and Dr. Randall Hendricks, as well as orthopedic specialist Dr. Steven Hardage, draw on their knowledge and expertise to develop a tailored, comprehensive treatment plan for every patient. Our doctors will always recommend an approach or combination of approaches that will best serve that patient, considering treatments other than surgery first. As board-certified orthopedic surgeons, our surgical back specialists can also perform a full range of surgeries for all your back pain needs.

Symptoms You May Be Having

Take note if you have any of these back or spine symptoms. If so, schedule an appointment with a doctor or surgeon and get the treatment you need.

  • Achiness
  • Back pain 
  • Lower back curves abnormally inward
  • Lumbar (lower back) pain radiating into buttocks
  • Muscle weakness
  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Nerve sensations, such as numbness felt on one side of the body only or tingling
  • Pain concentrated in the lower back
  • Pain that seems to be sports-related
  • Shoulders and/or waist may appear uneven
  • Spasms

After an exam, your doctor may diagnose you with one of these spine or back conditions:

Our Back Experts Care for Patients Just Like You

When a patient first notices pain in the back, it’s common to wait a while to see if the pain will go away. However, pain may not improve, and some injuries should be treated immediately, like a spine injury. It’s important not to wait too long if you believe you have any type of back or spine problem.

Our back doctors provide the expert care a patient needs. This includes on-site X-rays and MRIs as well as a range of treatment options, such as prescription medication, epidural injections, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and surgery. We also care for work-related injuries of the upper back and the lower back and offer a comprehensive workers' compensation program.

If back surgery is the treatment your doctor recommends, your orthopedic surgeon, backed by our entire back treatment team, can expertly perform the surgery. Whether it is a minimally invasive procedure or more complex spine surgery, they have access to state-of-the-art equipment to deliver the care needed for any back injury or spinal condition. Our back surgeons specialize in surgeries like laminectomies, which enlarge the spinal canal to relieve pressure, as well as discectomies and disc replacements, which are used to treat back pain and limitation caused by spinal discs. Our spine surgeons also use navigation-guided spine surgery for smaller incisions, more precision, and quicker recoveries.

Our back doctors, who are all board-certified as orthopedic spine surgeons or orthopedic specialists, go beyond simply delivering medical services. They are healthcare professionals who listen to your concerns, expertly answer your questions, and have dedicated their practices to helping people like you move forward and experience less pain and a better quality of life.

Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.

We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat your back pain. Rest assured, our specialized, experienced back experts will apply their high-level skills and knowledge to your back issue or spine condition.

We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:

For urgent needs, like a back strain, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon. 

If you are ready to find a solution for your back pain or limitation, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below.