Back and Neck Pain Specialist
When an individual feels pain in their back or neck they’ll often take steps to rest and relax their muscles. Use of over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses will help. However, when continued pain prevents you from performing daily activities, it is best to seek care from a physician who is specifically trained in neck and spine conditions.
Examples of conditions treated by an orthopedic surgeon are:
- Back and neck pain
- Herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal cord compression
- Spondylolisthesis (slip)
- Spinal fractures
- Nerve pain
Caring for these conditions does not necessarily require surgery. An orthopedic spine surgeon is uniquely trained to care for these problems with and without surgery. Spine surgeons have additional fellowship training and board-certification to treat specific conditions of the neck and spine.
David Min, MD
Dr. David Min is the newest member of the Wasatch Brain and Spine Surgery team. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon with 10 years of experience working in orthopedic and neurological centers in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After receiving his undergraduate degree from Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, Dr. Min attended medical school at the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. While there, he completed an internship in general surgery, followed by a residency in neurological surgery. During his residency, he focused on researching the pathophysiology of pain, as well as traumatic brain injuries related to the Oklahoma City Bombing.
Dr. Min also completed a fellowship in spinal surgery with the Indianapolis Neurosurgery Group in Indianapolis, Indiana. He maintains memberships in various medical organizations, including the American Medical Association and the National Board of Medical Examiners.
Although Dr. Min focuses on general neurosurgery, his particular interests involve treating cancer of the spine as well as traumatic injury to the spine. He has worked as the Director for Complex Spinal Surgery for St. John Medical Center, where his expertise was utilized in dealing with these issues as well as treatment of infections of the spine.
Dr. Min and his wife have three daughters. He and his family enjoy outdoor activities, including running, cycling and off-roading.