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If appointment request is for an injury/condition resulting from a Work Injury, do not use this form. Please follow instructions below:
  • For work injuries, call the Duke WC office at 919-684-2848
  • Once the visits are authorized at this number they will schedule the appointment in our clinic.
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The Physicians

Back Pain

Does your back pain limit how much you enjoy your daily life? Are you suffering, but too concerned about and wary of the prospects of back surgery to do anything about it? Our team of nationally recognized specialists at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic, located in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, area and part of Duke Medicine, is ready to help you learn more about back pain management and treatment options. Your dedicated back doctor will walk you through every step of the process, from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation—easing your mind as well as your back pain. Should back surgery be the most appropriate course of treatment for you, Joe T. Minchew, MD will discuss your options with you on a collaborative basis. If non-operative, conservative care is deemed to be the best route for you, Paul J.W. Tawney, MD will attend to all of your needs.

No matter your unique situation, your back doctor in the Raeligh-Durham area has the knowledge and expertise—as well as access to our state-of-the-art facilities—to prescribe the ideal treatment plan for you. In addition to general back pain, the following are among the many conditions we treat:

Your Back Surgery and Non-Operative Treatments Will Be Discussed—and Delivered—with a Personal Touch

After the proper and most comfortable course of action is agreed to by you and your Raleigh-Durham, back doctor, you’ll learn about the many procedural options that are available to you, including the following:

Non-Operative Treatments

Operative Treatments

  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Microdecompression
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Cervical Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy and Reconstruction
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Thoracic Fusion
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Coccygectomy

The reality is that you shouldn’t have to deal with back pain on a regular basis, and with the help of the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham, North Carolina, and Duke Medicine, you don’t have to anymore. If you’re finally ready to relieve your debilitating back pain through back surgery or non-operative, conservative care, our team is standing by to assist you with the back pain management plan that matches your needs best.

To get the finest treatment and most attentive personal care for your shoulder injuries, be sure to contact the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. Give us a call at 919.471.9622 or submit the appointment form on this page to schedule your personal consultation with our team in the Raleigh-Durham area. As part of Duke Medicine, our community-oriented specialists, personal touch and state-of-the-art facilities allow us to deliver the treatment you need—with the care you deserve.

North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to serve Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, Morrisville, Clayton, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Mebane and surrounding areas.