Suffolk Spine and Joint Medical is a center that focuses on the diagnosis and non surgical treatment of orthopedic and painful conditions. We use a team approach that often requires the coordination of care between various specialties and use the latest non-operative treatments to treat your pain. Our goal is to relieve pain, maximize function, and improve the quality of life of our patients. Suffolk Spine and Joint was started by Dr. Mike M. Pappas, a board certified physician, who is an expert in treating lower back pain, neck pain, arthritis, sports injuries as well as injuries that occur from work and motor vehicle accidents.
Your care begins with a thorough assessment
On initial evaluation, Dr. Pappas will take a detailed history and perform a comprehensive physical examination. When necessary he may order further diagnostic tests to help determine the cause of your injury or pain and will review any tests that were previously performed. This may include x-rays, MRI's, CT scans , nerve testing etc. Dr. Pappas will spend the time necessary to discuss your problem and will answer any questions you may have. He will then custom tailor a treatment plan that may include medications, physical therapy or minimallly invasive pain intervention treatments. He will go beyond the scope of your treatment and also educate you on prevention and recurrence of your injury. He will routinely follow up with you to assure that you are progressing and meeting your goals- weather it is getting back on the field, back to work or back to resuming your active, pain-free life.