Spine Surgery

Knoxville’s Best Choice for Spine Surgery in Eastern Tennessee

The symptoms and causes of neck and back pain are wide ranging. Whether from osteoarthritis or a herniated disc, back pain can stop you in your tracks.

Our team of orthopedic spine surgeons can assess where your pain is coming from and why it is occurring.

Improve Your Mobility with Our Spine Solutions

Are you experiencing muscle ache, shooting or stabbing pain, or pain that worsens after activity?

Does the thought of having to pick something up off the floor or walk down to the mailbox make you cringe?

Then it’s time to schedule an appointment with one of our Spine specialists to determine the cause of your pain and develop a plan of recovery.

Neck, Back and Spine Conditions and Treatments

Did you know that, on average, roughly 90% of all spine conditions do not require surgery? But, if yours does, our spine surgery team has your back.

Do you struggle with any of these common spine problems?

  • Pain in the neck and shoulder, radiating down the arm
  • Pain in the neck, and pins and needles in hands
  • Back or neck pain that makes you cancel or leave events early
  • Back pain or bone spurs in the neck that make it hard to sleep
  • Sudden back pain where you can’t move 
  • A tender spot on the spine when it’s pressed
  • A protruding bone at the base of the neck or skull 
  • Radiating upper back pain 
  • Legs giving way with back pain 
  • Back pain that radiates down both legs
  • A herniated, bulging, or slipped disc 
  • A torn disc

If so, we strongly encourage you to visit a spine specialist.

Are these automatic signs you need back surgery?

Not necessarily. Many spine troubles can be treated without surgery. Physical therapy, medications, and environmental adjustments can be used to successfully treat many back problems.

At what point do you need spine surgery?

This depends on your specific problem, and how bad it is. If you have tried alternative treatments and your spine issues haven’t improved, you may be a candidate for surgery.

You’ll need one thing no matter what your treatment plan is—a comprehensive assessment by a spine specialist. With a thorough assessment and history, one of our specialists can help determine what your spine may need. Know what your options are, and take part in putting together a plan that works for your lifestyle. 

Spine and back problems are too big to ignore. They reduce your mobility, comfort level, and quality of life. You should not have to adjust your work and play schedule due to treatable spine issues. Our spine surgeons want to help you get back to your normal daily activities as soon as possible. 

Visit a TOC Spine Surgeon

Your spine health is important to us. Our team of both spinal surgeons and non-surgical specialists will help return you to your daily activities as quickly as possible.

We provide our patients with More Locations and Convenient Care in East Tennessee, including Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Crossville, Lenoir City and Sevierville.


Our Spinal Surgeons

TOC Spine Team at Regional

TOC at Fort Sanders Regional
1819 Clinch Avenue, Suite 100
Knoxville, Tennessee 37916

Phone: 865-524-5365
Fax: 865-673-8007


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TOC Spine Team at Parkwest

TOC at The Tower at Parkwest
9430 Park West Boulevard, Suite 130
Knoxville, Tennessee 37923

Phone: 865-690-4861
Fax: 865-560-8525


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

TOC Spine Team at Oak Ridge

TOC at Oak Ridge Physicians Plaza
988 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 100
Oak Ridge, Tennessee 37830

Phone: 865-483-8478
Fax: 865-483-4194


Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.