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About The Spine Center

It's estimated that 4 out of 5 adults will have an attack of back pain at some point in their lives. One of every three on-the-job injuries is related to back or neck strain.

The Spine Center at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists, PA, is a multidisciplinary spine center based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and is referred back and neck pain patients from across the State and region. The Spine Center combines the expertise of a non-surgical MD spine specialist working with three fellowship-trained spine surgeons, spine therapy, spinal injection specialists, X-ray and MRI diagnostics - all under one roof.

  • Fellowship-trained spine surgeons
  • Spinal injection specialists
  • Emphasizes non-surgical treatment options
  • X-ray and MRI Diagnostics
  • Spine Therapy

If surgery is necessary, the three spine surgeons have expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery, scoliosis and deformity correction surgery, and artificial disc replacement surgery, including Mobi-C disc for cervical disc herniations and motion preservation.

The spine center emphasizes non-surgical treatment options and patient education. Within this site you will find an online spine encyclopedia that has symptom charts and customized stretches that can relieve back and neck pain symptoms.

Another unique aspect of The Spine Center is that it combines two orthopedic spine surgeons working with a neurospine surgeon.

With minimally invasive surgery, the spine surgeons use advanced tubular retractors to operate through a half-inch incision rather than a 3-inch incision. This enables some patients to go home later the same day after surgery to treat a herniated disc.

Some cervical patients can also qualify for the new artificial disc technology. There are now several FDA approved artificial discs for use at two levels in the neck. Referrals, appointments and second opinions are at 601.554.7400.

Doctor Hallie Bell, MD Neurologist

Dr. Bell is a board-certified neurologist specializing in non-surgical spine care.

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Doctor James Antinnes, MD Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Antinnes is a Board-certified, fellowship-trained
orthpaedic surgeon who specializes in spinal disorders

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Doctor David Lee, MD, FACS Neurosurgeon

Dr. Lee is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon and specializes in neurosurgical spine conditions.

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Doctor Michael Patterson, MD Orthopaedic Spine Surgery

Dr. Patterson is a board-certified, fellowship trained spine orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in cervical spine treatments.

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The three fellowship-trained spine surgeons at The Spine Center at Southern Bone and Joint Specialists are referred back and neck pain patients from across Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama, Southern Louisiana and all across the New Orleans and Baton Rouge Gulf Coast region. This includes patients who are seeking a second opinion for spine surgery to find artificial disc alternatives to spinal fusion and spine surgeons who specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery. Those with back pain or neck pain often struggle to find a back doctor or spine center that can provide a top-trained spine surgeon or a regional spine center of excellence. The Spine Center is listed on SpineCenterNetwork.com, the only national listing of spine centers that meet credentialing criteria.

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