At Orthopaedic Specialists, we understand how back, neck, and spine injuries and conditions can affect a patient’s daily life and hinder them from enjoying it at full capacity. To help you overcome spine-related pains and limitations, we developed our dedicated Back, Neck, & Spine Center, where our experts provide highly specialized, comprehensive orthopaedic spine care.
Specialized in Your Back, Neck, & Spine
Our fellowship-trained and board-certified osteopathic surgeon, Dr. Michael Dolphin, specializes in treating lower back and neck conditions through nonsurgical methods, such as strengthening exercises, before looking to surgery. As the only spine surgeon in the Quad Cities offering outpatient back and neck surgery and as an expert in degenerative spinal conditions, Dr. Dolphin utilizes minimally invasive surgical procedures to reduce overall recovery time and scarring.
We recognize that back and neck pain are leading health complaints that often interrupt daily living, and we have trained experts ready to create individualized plans to see you experience restored mobility. Working cohesively with our physical therapy department, Dr. Dolphin has developed a core strength exercise program for patients to continue their therapy while at home. Physical therapy can improve symptoms and serves as a vital part of postsurgical recovery and rehabilitation to ensure the best possible outcome.