Our Spine Center at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region is designed to provide our patients with comprehensive spine education as well as world-class spinal care from our spine doctors and surgeons.

Spine Center of Excellence

Welcome to Our Spine Center

At the Spine Center at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire spine team, from our pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor and spine surgeons to our physician assistants and physical therapists, is focused on providing our patients with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic spine care they need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things they love.

Our Spine Center offers more than just exceptional spine care. It brings together and combines the knowledge, experience, and expertise of all our spine specialists to create one dedicated center devoted to meeting all of our patients' spinal needs. From answering patient questions to offering treatments for spine injuries and conditions, our team is here to help.

Meet Our Center's World-Class Spine and Pain Specialists

Our Spine Center is staffed with dedicated spine experts, including our spine doctors, Dr. Alfred Geissele, Dr. Matthew Hannibal, Dr. Ralph Maxy, and Dr. Jason Zook; our pain management specialist, Dr. W. Luke Robinson; and our spine physician assistants, Ashley Cummins, Brian Dodd, Jacqueline Dukes, Nathan Hill, Leigh Roth, and Elvis Smith.

Our pain management and spine doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating injuries and conditions of the back, neck, and spine. Having dedicated their practices to the specialized field of spinal care, our center's team of back, neck, and spine experts and specialists are committed to learning the newest procedures and treatments as well as the latest techniques to offer expert surgical and nonsurgical care.

With decades of experience in providing quality orthopaedic care for the spine, our pain management specialist and spine doctors are committed to working together to offer patients the highest level of orthopaedic care for back, neck, and spine injuries and conditions, including the following:

A World-Class Center for Comprehensive Spine Care

When a patient comes to our center with a spine disorder or spine-related injury, our doctors and surgeons will perform a diagnostic workup, which may include X-rays or an MRI, to help determine the cause of pain. Our doctors will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan using a nonsurgical approach first instead of recommending surgery. However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief and spine surgery is recommended, our spine surgeons will create a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient's spinal disorder.

If surgery is required, rest assured that our spine surgeons are board-certified and fellowship-trained in orthopaedic spine surgery and have years of experience assisting patients with pain management as well as back, neck, and spine-related conditions and injuries. They have undergone extensive training and specialize in a wide variety of spine procedures, including the following:

  • Adult scoliosis surgery
  • Anterior cervical disc fusion
  • Cervical and lumbar disc replacement
  • Cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disc herniation surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Facet and sacroiliac joint injections
  • Laminectomy
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulator placement
  • Spinal fusion
  • Surgical fracture care
  • Ultrasound-guided interventional procedures

Visit Our Spine Center to Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better

Our Spine Center provides patients experiencing spine conditions and injuries with access to world-class surgical and nonsurgical care for the back, neck, and spine, allowing them to get back to doing the things they love.

Don't let your back, neck, or spine pain get the best of you. Schedule an appointment with one of our spine specialists or pain management specialist today by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.