Back & Lumbar Spine

Premier Orthopaedic Associates is proud to bring to you a focused and highly trained team that deals with all aspects of neck and spine care. Located here in your back yard. Whether it be sports related injuries, a traumatic injury like a car accident or a complex deformity, Premier Orthopaedic Associates offers leaders in neck and spine care that specialize in your condition and taking care of you.

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Neck, back and lumbar spine ailments are very painful and debilitating. An accurate diagnosis and care from a specialist who knows you and is concerned about you is critical. At Premier Orthopeadic Associates, we have a team of nonoperative specialist that specialize in accurate diagnosis, advanced rehabilitation as well as pain management. We go the extra mile to make sure that you get individualized care yo meet your needs.

Premier Orthopaedic Associates Back and Lumbar Spine Team, treats Orthopaedic Spine and Neck conditions with a variety of customized techniques and procedures. Our spine team physicians commonly treat: 

Degenerative Disc Disease 
Lumbar Spine Pain 
Cervical Spine Pain 
Sacroiliac Joint Syndrome 
Whiplash Injuries 
Thoracic Spine Pain 
Spinal Stenosis 
Herniated Disc Pain 
Low Back Pain 
Vertebrae Fractures

When you are considering spinal surgery, Premier has a team of dedicated board certified orthopaedic surgeons that specialize is minimally invasive procedures as well as complex reconstructive surgery. If you have had surgery in the past, rest assured that our experts are some of the top in their field at advanced revision procedures. Our surgeons have received highest honors among their peers within the United States and Internationally. Our physicians have trained in the most highly competitive spinal training programs including Ivy league universities. When you have a painful spine condition you want to put your trust in the a physician who will provide you with the utmost compassion and care. And, at Premier, you will have the confidence that only your doctor is doing your surgery. With multiple convenient locations, we are here to serve you, right here in your in your own backyard.

Experience the Premier Difference

At Premier, we pride ourselves on delivering PREMIER CARE. Our care starts with LISTENING to how your problem is affecting you. Then, after carefully understanding your difficulties, our board certified and fellowship trained specialists work to use the most advanced diagnostic testing to further clarify and diagnose your ailment. With a clear understanding, we work tirelessly to solve your orthopaedic related problems with the most advanced techniques.

Rahul V. Shah

MD, FAAOS, is a board certified, fellowship trained Orthopaedic Spine & Neck Surgeon and a partner with Premier Orthopaedic Associates.

Kimberley Y. Smith

MD, FAAPMR & FAAPM, is a double board certified, fellowship trained Pain Management Specialist with Premier Orthopaedic Associates.

Chiara Mariani

MD, FAAPMR, is a board certified, Pain Management Specialist with Premier Orthopaedic Associates.

Vincent N. Disabella

DO, FAOASM, Double Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician