PM&R: Helping you heal without surgery

When people think of Mayfield, the first word that comes to mind is likely to be neurosurgery. It may come as a surprise, then, to learn that 80% of Mayfield's spine patients get better without surgery.

We take a conservative approach, doing everything possible to help you heal without surgery. We accomplish this goal by working closely with our physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) doctors, also known as physiatrists. These doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating acute or chronic back and neck pain. They help determine where your pain is coming from, and they help you achieve optimal function and quality of life through non-surgical pain reduction.

PM&R doctors offer a variety of treatments. These range from non-invasive (such as physical therapy, massage, exercise, and braces) to minimally invasive interventions for pain (such as steroid injections, nerve blocks and ablations, and spinal cord stimulation). If conservative care does not resolve the problem, your PM&R physician transitions your care to a Mayfield neurosurgeon so that further treatment options can be discussed.

Our PM&R team currently performs pain procedures at the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center, the West Chester Pain Procedure Suite in our West Chester location, and at our Pain Procedure Suite in our Crestview Hills, KY location. We also perform injections at Good Samaritan Hospital Outpatient Center, Bethesda Butler Hospital and Jewish Hospital.

Patient stories

Common Procedures and Treatment Options

Our PM&R team

(L to R): Lindsay Brian, NP, Dr. Donald Carruthers, Sean Lynch, PA-C, Dr. Lynda Groh, Melissa Dwyer, NP, Dr. Matthew Merz, Dr. Marc Orlando, Dr. Donnie Staggs, Dr. Steven Wunder 

Our PM&R Team

Donald Carruthers, MD

Lynda Groh, MD

Matthew Merz, MD

Marc Orlando, MD

Donald Staggs, MD

Steven Wunder, MD

Lindsay Brian, NP

Melissa Dwyer, NP

Sean M. Lynch, PA-C

Mayfield's PM&R team performs procedures at the following Mayfield locations:

Mayfield Spine Surgery Center
4020 Smith Road
Cincinnati, OH

Mayfield West Chester Office
9075 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 200
West Chester, OH

Mayfield Crestview Hills Office
544 Centre View Boulevard
Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017

We also perform injections at Good Samaritan Hospital Outpatient Center, Bethesda Butler Hospital, Mercy Fairfield Hospital, and The Jewish Hospital.