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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 those suffering from spinal conditions and his holistic approach to orthopedics truly set him apart. His commitment to helping those in pain has allowed him to provide compassionate and effective care.

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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.

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Natural Treatments for Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting an estimated 31 million Americans at any time. Some reports suggest roughly 80 percent of adults have experienced relentless back pain symptoms. Unfortunately, many people living with back pain never find the root cause, often relying on over-the-counter pain medications for [...]

Does Kombucha Help Your Joints?

Kombucha is a fermented beverage that has been consumed by many groups for thousands of years. Over the last several decades, it has risen in popularity throughout the west. Not only is it a fun and fizzy beverage, but kombucha has some health benefits as well. Today, we are going to take an in-depth look […]

Posture Problems: Lumbar Lordosis

Lordosis is one of the most common spinal conditions people face, affecting people of all age groups and backgrounds. Although everyone’s spine naturally curves at the neck, upper back, and lower back, individuals with lordosis have an inward curvature either at the low or upper back. If your spine arches forward in the low back […]

What to Expect from Scoliosis Surgery

It is estimated that scoliosis affects about two to three percent of the United States population, or six to nine million people. Although the majority of scoliosis cases are diagnosed in children and adolescents, adults are also susceptible to the spinal condition. Scoliosis is diagnosed in individuals who have a curvature of the spine that [...]

How to Manage Scoliosis Symptoms

Many people associate scoliosis (an abnormal curve in the spine) with children, but adults can also develop the condition. It is important to understand this because this condition in children and in adults requires differing management. For example, if you were diagnosed as a child, there’s a good chance you had to wear a plastic […]

Spondylosis: A Guide to Treatment

Cervical spondylosis (arthritis of the neck) is a degenerative condition that develops as we age and affects the vertebral disc and facet joints. Over time, many people experience degenerative changes of the spine, such as this common type of arthritis. In fact, spondylosis is the most widely seen type of osteoarthritis of the neck, affecting [...]

Cervical Spine: Basic Anatomy and Common Issues

The cervical spine – the neck region – consists of seven different bones (C1-C7 vertebrae) and is one of the most essential parts of the body. Often referred to as the spinal column, the cervical spine has the very important role of supporting the skull, protecting the spinal cord, and allowing for various head movements. […]

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome: Causes and Treatments

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition that occurs when the thoracic outlet (the space between the collarbone and your first rib) has narrowed. This can happen for numerous reasons, including being the result of an injury, disease, or a structural issue that has been there since birth. Thoracic outlet syndrome can cause a wide variety […]

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