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Back & Neck

Back pain can severely limit your daily activities, and can cause radiating pain and weakness in your extremities, neck, and shoulders. Spine and neck problems can effect varying areas of your body, including bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves. POA's physicians offer a range of treatments for back pain and other symptoms of spine disorders at our two Greenville, SC facilities.

Back and neck pain can be caused by a wide variety of spine disorders, including:

  • Disc hernations
  • Compressed nerves
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal fractures
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Tumors
  • Degenerative disorders
  • Instability anywhere from the neck to the pelvis

POA Spine Team


L. Breeden Hollis, Jr., M.D.


Jennifer P. Martin, M.D.

Christopher D. Van Pelt, M.D.

S. Emmett Lucas, III, M.D.

Jaime Elliotte, NP

Amy Hunt, PA-C

Areas of Expertise

Serving Greenville, SC and all of Upstate, SC, our physicians offer expertise in several areas:

  • Electromyogram and nerve conduction tests
  • Epidural and selective nerve root injections
  • Facet joint injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Neck surgeries, including anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, cervical laminectomy, and posterior discectomy
  • Spine surgeries

Spine Disorder Treatment & Surgery

POA offers a range of treatments for symptoms related to spine disorders, such as back pain. From non-invasive treatments to spine surgery, our Greenville, SC facilities offer advanced care to patients throughout the Upstate, SC area. Our team's experience with spine surgery spans from the latest minimally invasive techniques using microscopes and computer navigation to the revision and reconstruction of previously failed neck and spine surgeries.

Our Back & Neck Specialists

POA's spine team is comprised of a group of specialists, including orthopedists and spinal surgeons, who use the latest proven techniques to diagnose and treat spinal disorders.

Both of our spine surgeons, Dr. Emmett Lucas and Dr. Christopher Van Pelt, have completed intensive spine surgery fellowships focusing solely on surgical management of spinal disorders. They have training and experience in both orthpaedic and neurosurgical techniques to treat complex spinal disorders.

Our two non-operative spine specialists, Dr. Breeden Hollis and Dr. Jennifer Martin, diagnose and treat disorders caused by compression of nerves in the neck or spine. Their holistic approach to neck and back disorders can maximize function and alleviate your back pain or other symptoms while avoiding spine surgery.