This could be a pinched nerve which
left untreated can cause complications.

Your Pain Sepcialists

Meet our team of Specialists. Together, we are proud to be examples of strong work ethic and emphasis on patient care. We utilize a range of modern Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery techniques, as well as non-surgical pain treatment and procedures that are all offered in our out-patient surgery center.

Why Choose Us?

Dr. Nasser and Dr. Thongtrangan understand the value of superb patient care. We believe that behind each patient suffering with neck or back pain, whatever the name of the specific diagnosis, there is a story of a patient whose life has been tremendously limited by pain. We aim to resolve painful conditions of the spine and restore patients’ lives.

We realize that no patient enjoys the process of visiting a doctor’s office and that you want relief fast. As a team, we will take every reasonable measure to make this happen.

Dr. Nasser and Dr. Thongtrangan consider every reasonable measure to ensure that your spine procedures are as safe and as successful as possible. Our goal is to improve each and every patients’ quality of life and get them back to living a life they love.

Azmi N. Nasser, D.O.

Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Nasser is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Western University, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He completed a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, where he was co-chief resident.

Dr. Thongtrangan, M.D

Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. T is a Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon. He completed his Neurosurgical Spine and Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery in 2004. He completed his fellowship in Orthopedic Trauma at the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University in 2005, Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

Brandon Shaw, D.O.

Clinical Director

Dr. Brandon Shaw is the latest edition to our medical team. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed a post-graduate in Residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Management from University of Texas, Southwestern.

Carolyn Wagner von Hoff, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Carolyn Wagner von Hoff is a Physican Assistant. She has a Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science.

Catherine Lambert, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Catherine Lambert is a Physican Assistant. She has a Master’s Candidacy in Theology, a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Sciences in Medical Science, a Bachelor’s in Health Education and Corporate Wellness and she is also has a Certofaction of Cardiovascular Technology.

Kimberly Wallach, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Kimberly Wallach is a Physican Assistant. She has a Master of Medical Science for physician Assistants and also has a B.S. in Kinesiology with Pre-Physical Therapy Emphasis, San Diego State University

Carolynn Eastin, FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Carolynn has over 15 years experience in the medical field as a Nurse Practitioner. She's worked in various practices in Oklahoma and Arizona such as, Inspiris, B Healthy Medical Clinic, Absolute Rehab & Pain Medicine, Arizona Pain Specialist and Minute Clinic.


Don't let pain get you down. Contact us today to see how we can help.

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About Modern Spine Medicine

As a multi-disciplinary team, we understand that pain can change and destroy a person’s life. It is discouraging to watch our patients, friends and family suffer in pain. We know we can make a difference and help provide the best education and options available. We offer Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, namely Endoscopic Microdiscectomy and Endoscopic Rhizotomy procedures. Our non-surgical treatments offered are therapeutic and diagnostic injection medicine therapy. These include epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, nerve blocks and ablations, joint injections, and trigger point injections. We also offer many other procedures for pain relief. Stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine are great option for healing and have become very popular with patients over the past few years. We offer many options as well for stem cell therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and our Specialists can discuss all treatments.

We are passionate about giving life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg, hip and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines. We treat pain from Car Accident or Wreck Injuries, Sport Injuries, Workman’s Comp and daily wear and tear.

We are excited to be known by our patients and referring Primary Care Physicians as Top Doctors and Top Pain Specialists in Phoenix. We are also proud to have great relationships with other pain centers like Arizona Pain Specialists, The Pain Centers of Arizona, Arizona Pain Centers, Advanced Pain Management, Sonoran Spine, Barrow Neurosurgical Institute and many neurospine surgeons and orthospine surgeons.

Modern Spine Medicine at Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tuscon, and even Globe.

We are commitment to making a difference and being the difference in all of our patient’s lives and their family and friends lives. Thank you!