Mission Spine Center
At the Mission Spine Center, we know that convenience plays an integral factor when making decisions regarding your health. Offering a full continuum of spine and rehabilitation care in convenient locations in Buncombe and Haywood counties, we connect those suffering from neck and back pain directly to an experienced and innovative team of surgeons. Our collaborative approach to providing quality care begins with a consult with a fellowship-trained physiatrist – a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation – who works to appropriately diagnose and provide personalized solutions for each patient's needs. Depending on the diagnosis, and should more invasive treatments be required, we coordinate with the team members of Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center. For more information, or to make an appointment, call (828) 274-BACK (2225).
Areas of Specialization
- Orthopedic Spine Surgery
- Nonsurgical Options
- Physical Therapy
- Physical Medicine
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
International Tennis Federation champion Les Buck discusses his recovery from minimally invasive spine surgery at Mission Health and how was able to quickly get back on the court and compete.
Did You Know?
Eight out of ten people experience back or neck pain at some point in their lives, and it can often be debilitating. It is important for our patients to know that they don’t have to live in pain; there are both surgical and nonsurgical solutions that can help those live pain-free and active lives.
Headlines & Happenings
Spinal Cord Injury Support Group (Patients and Caregivers) – Asheville
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month, in the Rehabilitation Hospital Family Room. Contact Debbie Johnson, ...View More
Spine Injury in December, Olympic Skiing in February – How’s That Possible?
By Marshall Ney, MD After completing her run in a downhill skiing competition in Switzerland this past December, four-time Olympian Lindsey Vonn fell to the ground and appeared to be in immense pain while ...View More
Olympics Curling and Your Posture – What’s the Connection?
By Jennifer Morales, MD While curling is largely a novelty in the U.S. (seems the vast majority of us don’t really understand it), many of us become fascinated by the sport for ...View More
Practical Tips for Weekend Warriors – Five Ways to Avoid Injury
By David Brough, MD In the midst of summer and nearing autumn and its blissful glory, the seasons beg us to explore and venture out. From golfing to hiking, cycling to gardening, or any ...View More
Healthy Couples – How to Support Your Mate in Fitness and Health
When it comes to nurturing a healthy relationship with your significant other, most advice in today’s news addresses supporting each other psychologically and sexually. But what about promoting your mate’s health and ...View More
Bone Health: Myth vs. Fact – Determining Your Risk for Osteoporosis
By Adam Kaufman, MD As with any disease or medical condition, there are a plethora of so-called “facts” about osteoporosis floating out in the stratosphere. And whether you’ve picked up one or more ...View More
Osteoporosis – Four Ways It’s Treated and Five Ways It’s Prevented
By Adam Kaufman, MD Osteoporosis is considered a “silent disease,” meaning there are often no warning signs and the disease can occur without symptoms. However, patients who have sustained a fracture from a low-energy ...View More
Have Your Own Back – Four Tips to Keep You on the Move
By Jennifer Morales, MD Proper body mechanics are key when it comes to overall health of the spine and reducing the amount of wear and tear. To ensure you stay up and moving, consider ...View More
Ask the Doctor – How Do I Avoid Neck and Back Issues While Doing Yard Work?
The warm weather of spring has arrived, bringing with it the responsibilities to begin many of our outdoor chores and hobbies. So we asked Dr. Bradley S. Davis of Carolina Spine and Neurosurgery Center ...View More
Back Pain Increasing as You Get Older? Four Ways to Reduce Back Problems
By Bradley S. Davis, MD What can we do to lessen back pain as we age? Unfortunately, we cannot avoid the natural wear and tear on our spines that occurs from living our lives. ...View More
Do You Have a Pinched Nerve? Our Rehab Specialist Has Answers
A pinched nerve often strikes out of the blue. It happens when too much pressure is applied to a nerve by surrounding bone or soft tissue, causing pain, numbness, tingling or weakness. “The feeling ...View More
Are You Sitting Correctly at Work? How to Minimize Back Pain and Fatigue at Your Desk
“Most people have extremely poor posturing when sitting all day at a desk or computer,” said Jennifer Morales, MD, physiatrist at Carolina Spine & Neurosurgery Center and Mission Spine Center. “We were not built to ...View More
Mission Hospital Recognized by Becker’s for Neurosurgery and Spine
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (Dec. 7, 2015) – Mission Hospital has been listed by Becker’s Hospital Review in the 2015 edition of its “100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.” The hospitals and health systems ...View More