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Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics provides specialized, dynamic care for virtually any orthopedic condition. We partner this professional care with a highly-trained, medical support team and advanced medical technologies, providing you a matrix of care that gets you back to daily activities as quickly as possible. Visit any one of our many locations in East Tennessee to receive the orthopedic care you deserve and the treatment you expect.

Common Myths About Back Pain

Common Myths About Back Pain Myth #1: It’s Degenerative Disc Disease So one of the most common things that patients come in with an awareness of already if they’ve had X-rays or had an MRI, is this idea of degenerative…

The Health Factory Podcast

The Health Factory Podcast: Dr. John M. Lavelle, D.O. talks the importance of functional fitness! Josh:
Hey guys. Welcome back to the Health Factory Podcast. This is Josh, and I’m here with Dusty Holden and Dr. John Lavelle.

Dusty Holden:
Good morning.

Dr. Lavelle:
Glad to be here.

Dusty Holden:
Yeah, it’s good to be back.

Josh:
Last time we talked about injury and then shockingly, that obviously gets a lot of feedback. There’s a lot of folks who have been in pain, a lot of folks who’ve been injured in the past, and then maybe that was what sparked them to either change their training or develop something different, or maybe that’s what turned them off in the first place? That’s what’s kind of led us to talking to Dr. Lavelle today. Real quick, can you explain to us your background in medicine? So, what kind of doctor are you? What do I need to know about what you do?

Who Is A Good Candidate for Spinal Injections?

So typically patients that undergo injections are ones that have been dealing with back or leg pain, neck or arm pain for at least six to eight weeks.

Disc Herniation in Young Adults

Dr. Colin Booth, MD,spine medicine physician at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics, explains what can be done for young adults with disc herniation.

Back Pain Relief with Dr. John Lavelle

Dr. John Lavelle, a spine medicine physician at Tennessee Orthopaedic Clinics,  explains the options available for back pain to get you back to being your best self!   Are you suffering from back pain? If you’re suffering from back pain,…

In-house Spinal Injection Suite

To continue to provide the best health care to our patients, TOC has opened an injection suite at our Parkwest location.

What Is An Osteopathic Doctor?

When it comes to spine care, sometimes a more holistic approach is best.

Who Should You Call When You Have Back Pain?

Drs. Lavelle and Yoakum, both non-operative Spine Specialists, are an integral part of TOC Spine’s team.

A Different Approach to Healing Back Pain

Desensitizing pain neurons decreases back pain. Dr. John Lavelle explains how it works.

Mauled No More

Vols’ Retired Rugby Coach Back In The Game Mulligrubbers, scrums, rucks and mauls. Butch Robertson knows ’em all. But this is no unsavory cast of characters – they are terms used in rugby, a sport Robertson knows plenty about. After…