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Comprehensive Spine Care

Resurgens Spine Center is committed to providing the highest quality spine care to all of our patients in treatment of all spine conditions. Using clinical protocols and utilizing the latest technology, we strive to provide the right treatment at the right time for each patient. Our goal is to empower the patient with the tools that will assist them in returning to their highest level of function.

Our specialties include:

Physiatry (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Spine Therapy, Diagnostic Imaging
Interventional Injections
Treatment of Worker's Compensation Injuries

Spine Center
  • Diagnosis

    Our physicians and specialists use the latest technology such as MRI, CT, and myeologram, as well as other tests including discography, EMG, and nerve conduction studies to diagnose your back and neck pain.

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  • Non-surgical options

    Our physiatrists (non-surgical spine physicians) work with each patient to determine the best treatment options to help you reach your goals. These non-surgical procedures include epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, nerve blocks, and other pain-relieving procedures.

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  • Surgical solutions

    Our neck and spine surgeons are trained to perform the latest spine surgery techniques including minimally invasive surgeries (MIS) and motion-preserving technologies such as artificial disc replacement.

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  • Dedicated Spine and Neck Rehabilitation

    Our spine therapists, some of the most well-respected in Georgia, have advanced training and expertise in spine rehabilitation and work closely with our spine physicians to ensure that each patient is returned to the highest level of function and pain relief possible.

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  • FAQ

    Our doctors answer your questions so you know what to expect before your visit and throughout your diagnosis and treatment.

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Learn About Your Spine

Using our Patient Education Center

We want you to have all the knowledge you need to make the best decision about your health. Explore our extensive video library to learn about common injuries, conditions, treatments and surgeries in more detail.

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Patient Education

Success Stories

  • Brian Durkin

    “I’d never had any medical professional go the extra mile to make me feel comfortable like that.”

    Media Local Actor Praises Dr. Paul Jeffords for “First-Class” Spine Care

    If the name Brian Durkin sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard it associated with recent big-screen blockbusters like The Internship and Anchor Man 2. Durkin has worked as an actor in the entertainment industry here in Atlanta since 2001, often playing very physically involved roles like military officials and police officers. “I’ve always loved doing my own stunts,” said Durkin of these positions. “But looking back now, I probably should have let the stunt-men step in more than I did.” Off set, Durkin maintains these physical abilities through CrossFit training, triathlon preparation, and more recreational sporting... Continue Reading

  • Jessi Harper

    "The Resurgens team was so wonderful during the entire process."

    Fayette County teacher sings praise of Dr. Maurice Goins, Resurgens staff after successful scoliosis correction surgery

    Jessi Harper, 37, has deep roots in the Fayette, Georgia community she currently calls home. After growing up in the area, Jessi began teaching at the local Inman Elementary School 14 years ago. Today, she is still teaching at Inman Elementary, now along side her husband, Charlie, as they raise their two children. Unfortunately, Jessi’s history with back problems runs just as deep as her community ties, as she was diagnosed with scoliosis — a condition in which the spine curves abnormally sideways — in her teenage years. “Back then it really wasn’t too bad, and we had no idea it could progress so seriously,” said Jessi. “In fact, it... Continue Reading

  • Rashad Hodge

    "The entire Resurgens staff was phenomenal.”

    Dr. Maurice Goins Performs First-of-its-Kind Spinal Surgery in Georgia

    Dr. Maurice Goins, a spine surgeon at Resurgens Orthopaedics, recently performed the first-of-its-kind spinal surgery with a new artificial disc in Georgia. The patient, Rashad Hodge, a former U.S. Army officer, is doing extremely well.  The surgery involved the Mobi-C Cervical Disc Prosthesis, a newly FDA-approved device for cervical artificial disc replacement.  Hodge, a West Point Military Academy graduate and former U.S. Army officer, is a very active and health conscious individual and wanted to maintain his usual high level of physical fitness after surgery. Dr. Goins felt he was the perfect candidate for the Mobi-C.  The disc is notable because it preserves... Continue Reading

  • Darrick Heath

    "The staff at Resurgens is second to none. The quality of service was incredible."

    Olympic Athlete Praises Resurgens for High Level, Elite Care

    Team Handball Star Recovers Successfully From Spinal Fusion Surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics After years of competitive athletics, including 14 years on the U.S. National Handball Team, injuries from an auto accident led Darrick Heath toResurgens Orthopaedics for spine surgery.  The 1996 Olympian led the U.S. handball team in assists and was second in scoring at the Atlanta Games. He suffered a fractured vertebra in his lower back in 2003 in an auto accident.  “At that point, I didn’t get any invasive work done to treat it,” he said. After failing to qualify for the 2004 Games in Greece, he retired from competition and moved to... Continue Reading

  • Larry Castillo

    Castillo became a patient of Resurgens Orthopaedics after he moved to Atlanta in 1984.

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Continues Competitive Canoeing After Multiple Surgeries

    Larry Castillo Credits 16 Orthopaedic Surgeries With Allowing Him To Continue to Win Canoe Races At the age of 66, competitive canoe racer Laurens (Larry) Castillo counts a total of 16 surgeries since he started white water canoeing more than two decades ago. First his knees, then his shoulders, and finally his back required orthopaedic surgery. This fall, a year after hip replacement at Resurgens Orthopaedics, the Kennesaw resident won first place in the 29-mile Suwannee River canoe race in Florida and fourth place in the amateur class in the highly competitive 90-mile Adirondack Classic in New York State. In both races, he competed with men of all ages. Without the surgeries,... Continue Reading

  • Robert Dawson

    "They've got great people at Resurgens, from the doctors to the P.A.s to the nurses."

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Is 'Bionic Man' Following Four Successful Surgeries

    Canton's Robert Dawson Praises Resurgens Doctors For 'The Best Care I Could Ever Have Expected' Calling himself a "bionic man," Bob Dawson says he needs physician-issued cards to allow him and his metal knees through airport security checks. But the range of motion in his shoulder is much better than he ever expected, and all his joint replacements are working well. Mr. Dawson, 70, can't say enough good things about the doctors at Resurgens, who have performed four surgeries on him over the past several years. First it was spine surgery in the mid-1990s, then his left knee replacement in 2006, followed by his right knee replacement in 2008. Then,... Continue Reading

  • Laura Alvis

    "As a nurse, I probably did more research to find a doctor than a lot of people would"

    Disc Replacement Surgery Allows Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient to Start a Family

    After a Decade of Chronic Pain, Laura Alvis Now Lifts and Carries Her Daughter with Ease Starting a family was not an option for 32-year-old Resurgens Orthopaedics Spine Center patient Laura Alvis. Pain from degenerative disc disease prevented her from even considering pregnancy. However, after her January 2007 disc replacement surgery at Resurgens Orthopaedics, Mrs. Alvis gave birth to a daughter in July 2008, and both baby Sarah and mother are doing fine. "I never had a problem with my back during my pregnancy," Mrs. Alvis said. "The whole pregnancy and delivery went very well, but I couldn't have done it without first having the surgery." Mrs. Alvis... Continue Reading

  • Mike Dunham

    Mike Dunham Credits His Recovery to the Rapid Response and Surgery by Resurgens Spine Surgeon Dr. Maurice L. Goins

    Resurgens Orthopaedics Patient Returns to Golf After Suffering a Spinal Abscess

    When Mike Dunham looks back on 2009, he talks about how his wife Debbie "is the true hero" who stepped up to make sure he got the best healthcare possible, "when I fell asleep last summer." Dunham's experience was more than a long summer's nap. Dunham, 53, a patient of Dr. Maurice L. Goins at the Resurgens Orthopaedics Fayetteville office, suffered an abscess on his spine that resulted in rapid paralysis and required emergency surgery. He remained in a coma for 21 days before waking up and moving to Atlanta's Shepherd Spinal Center for rehabilitation. Now, a year later, Dunham is back to his normal 65-hour weeks as... Continue Reading

  • William Charles Chase

    "I do yard work, I even used a tiller—things I used to do before I hurt my back."

    No Time for Sitting Around the House After Innovative Treatment for Back Injury

    William Charles Chase Returns to Work, Church Activities, Travel After Treatment at Resurgens Orthopaedics When William Charles Chase of Cherokee County hurt his back last year, his wife thought he might be sitting around the house for the rest of his life. But thanks to an innovative treatment from Dr. Michele Perez at Resurgens Orthopaedics, Chase, 55, is back at work at his security business as well as at his church, Sixes United Methodist in Canton, where he is mission director and facilities manager. After injuring his lower back, Chase said, "I couldn't bend over. Lying down didn't help. Sitting down didn't help. I couldn't sleep at night... Continue Reading