Get Your Life Back

In a split second, an accident, injury, or disease can shift your world to the unexpected. Bone, muscle, and joint injuries demand attention. Dr. John Atwater at our Vero Beach clinic provides safe, effective, tailored treatment plans that fit your needs. The right orthopedic doctor can help you get back to yourself. Let’s get started!

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Lead Surgeon, Dr. John Atwater

An expert in the diagnosis and treatment of spine conditions, Dr. Atwater is one of the top 50 spinal surgeons in America. His passion and expertise for helping accident injury victims truly set him apart. His commitment to helping those in pain has allowed him to provide compassionate and effective care.

Dr. John Atwater, Spine Surgeon
Jeremy shadows Dr. Atwater to learn about the surgical field.

Extensive and Personalized Care

Dr. John Atwater and his team have an extensive list of specialties under their collective belt. Whether you need treatment for lower back pain, have injuries of the hand, or are suffering from leg conditions, we have the resources to get you the individualized care you need to get back to thriving.

The pain population needs restorative healthcare that will improve the quality of life. At OSA, your specialized orthopedic doctor, Dr. John Atwater, and his team of surgical specialists are committed to treating and educating you with tailored care plans and easy access to health information through our website and video library.

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Placing You First

Dr. John Atwater has been in this industry long enough to know there are no one-size-fits-all approaches to pain. That’s why he and his staff at OSA work with you to figure out the perfect customized treatment for your specific conditions.

We know the time following an accident can be stressfulDr. John Atwater’s compassion and understanding has built OSA into a place where accident victims and those seeking comprehensive orthopedic care can find partners in health.  Coupling Dr. Atwater’s expertise with his unbridled passion for helping his patients, OSA is here to help you receive the treatment you deserve.

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The Impact On Society

Bone, joint, and muscle pain are the most common causes of disability. More than 130 million Americans have a painful disorder of the muscles, bones, or joints. Pain is a significant public health and safety concern for Americans regarding cost, quality of life, productivity, and mobility. In 2011, the annual cost of treatment and lost wages was approximately $213 billion.

More than 300 peer-reviewed studies show that higher health literacy and patient engagement are the keys to improved health outcomes.

Read More at Science Daily and Pain Medicine News

Orthopedic Blog

Spinal Stenosis: Is Your Spine Causing Nerve Pain?

Most people are aware that the spine entwines with many nerves. These nerves can become irritated in a few ways, but for those suffering from spinal stenosis, the spine itself is the cause of this pain. This article will look at the causes of spinal stenosis, as well as the available treatments and next steps […]

Slipped SI Joint: Causes and Treatments

Many patients who come in with lower back pain don’t even realize that the sacroiliac joint, or SI joint, can be a major contributor. One common dysfunction we see here at OSA is a slipped SI joint. This article will explain what a slipped sacroiliac joint is, what its symptoms are, and how it is […]

Cauda Equina Syndrome | What You Should Know

Lower back pain can have any number of causes, and many forms will improve without surgical intervention. However, this is not the case with all back pain. Among the more severe causes of lumbar pain exists cauda equina syndrome. This article will give you the knowledge necessary to decide if this syndrome is responsible for […]

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