Neck, Upper Back, Shoulder Pain?

Put it behind you!
Minimally Invasive Neck Surgery and Procedures

Let’s Talk About Minimally Invasive Neck Surgery and Procedures.

Our Spine Surgeon and Pain Specialists are happy to discuss the possibilities of the latest and most advanced neck pain relief options.

The Experienced and Honest, Spine Surgeon. Our team performs leading edge surgery and advanced techniques.

Our team are experts when you want answers and to understand what it takes to not let your pain keep you down. Live life again and do it NOW!

Don’t wait. Find out! Our Team of Spine Specialists is exactly what you have been looking for.

Tell us, what conditions or symptoms are you suffering from?

  1. Constant Neck and Arm Pain
  2. Shooting or Radiating Pain
  3. Headaches or Migraines
  4. Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  5. Degenerative Disc Disease
  6. Stenosis
  7. Spine Arthritis
  8. Cervical Radiculopathy-Neck and Arm Pain
  9. Facet Joint Syndrome

We understand and we can help you! Often times, we see that neck pain and has misdiagnosed and is more serious that a patient might think. .

We want to celebrate your feeling great with you!

Our team at Modern Spine Medicine treats spine, back, neck, and joint pain effectively and quickly!

With a quick call and new patient visit, you’ll have an accurate and honest diagnosis of your spine. Imagine, being confident about your condition, options, and confident in Dr. Nasser and his team's expertise and a clear road map for recovery. This is what you have been searching for!

What are the leading edge Neck Surgeries and Procedures?

  1. Minimally Invasive Cervical Disc Replacement
  2. Minimally Invasive Cervical Fusion
  3. Minimally Invasive Nerve Ablation Procedure
  4. Minimally Invasive Regenerative Medicine Therapy
  5. Minimally Invasive Spine Injections
Thank you for choosing us to help you begin your new life!

How Modern Spine Medicine Works

Since 1997, our multi-disciplinary team as been helping our community and changing lives.

Schedule a Phone Consultation with our Doctor


During your complimentary phone consultation with our Doctor, you will receive a personal one-on-one conversation about the symptoms you are currently experiencing and discover how we can be the perfect fit for you.

Receive an appointment date and time


This appointment is the next step in discovering the new treatments and procedures that we successfully offer every day. Our diverse team brings to you the latest techniques and an array of options for treatment.

Begin your new life of Health and Healing


our care is ‘backed’ by our entire team and we are now ready to take amazing care of you! From our Minimally Invasive Spine Surgeries (similar to Laser Spine Surgery), to Non-Surgical Procedures and Non-Steroidal Injections, to custom Muscle Work Treatment, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

You found something to smile about? What better time than now?

We are ready to help and glad you are ready too!

Start HERE and our Doctor will respond promptly

Are you a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Neck Surgery or Procedures?

You have had neck, upper back, and/or shoulder pain for at least 3 months

You have an MRI that shows findings of herniated disc, foraminal stenosis, central canal stenosis, or bone spurs.

You may have had neck and/or arm pain and experience numbness, tingling, and radiating pain from the neck, thru the upper back and down the arm and sometimes to the fingers.

You have had Interventional Spine Injections and experience little or no relief.You have tried conservative care like chiropractic, physical therapy, and massage therapy and are still in extreme amounts of pain

You have been told you need spine surgery by a physician.

You are an active person and the pain is holding you back from enjoying life or being able to work effectively.

You take pain medication and are looking for more answers and solutions to your pain.

You have had neck injections with temporary relief, some relief, or no relief.

Details on What You Should Expect During Your First Visit With Us

Detailed Physical Exam

Professional assessment physical condition by our Surgeons and Specialists

Customized Treatment and recommendations for pain relief and healing

On site medical specialty equipment makes treatments convenient and easy to schedule.

ONE-ON-ONE educational time with our Specialists to answer questions and together discuss your options

A personal account representative will be assigned to you for any insurance questions

Now that we have determined what is right for you, Arizona Pain Treatment Centers offers you our entire team to make the process and experience with us valuable and positive.

Recommendation for Diagnostic Testing to confirm pain generators and injuries

Meet Our Team

Our genuine compassion and care for our patients and experienced skill level makes us great.

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. Arash Ghaffari, M. D.

Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Ghaffari is Board-Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He completed his Spine Medicine Fellowship in 2019 from USC Spine Center at Keck Medicine of USC. He has over 12 years of experience in teaching, service and research with many medical presentations and publications.

Craig Peterson, D.C.

Chiropractic Physician

Dr. Peterson completed his doctorate in chiropractic at the University of Western States in Portland, OR. Dr. Peterson received his bachelors of science degree from Weber State University in Ogden, UT in 2004.

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.

Vanessa Dispensa , PA-C

Physician Assistant

Dr. Dispensa completed her Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Touro College, New York, NY. She is currently completing her Doctor of Health Sciences with a Fundamentals of Education concentration from A.T. Still University, Mesa, AZ.

Avi Mallin, MSPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Avi Mallin is a Physican Assistant. He completed his Masters of Science, Physician Assistant Studies at A.T. Still University, Mesa, Arizona.

Amelia Campbell, AGPCNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Amelia Campbell is a Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Master of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontological Primary Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Cincinnati in 2014.


See what our amazing patients have to say!

  • My experience was awesome! I’ve been to many doctors and other pain centers with no help or answers; and in my visit, I am extremely confident that all my issues will be handled and that my pain will become controlled. The staff was all awesome and very friendly and knowledgeable.
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  • Thank you, all of you, for all the improvements to my physical health. I have made a 95% turn around.
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  • My expectations were exceeded. I want you to know that each member of the team I came in contact with was so professional, so nice and caring too. From beginning to end, my complements
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  • I love this office! All the staff is wonderful and caring. I can honestly say this is the best experience I have had in a medical office. Thank You AZPTC!
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  • Very much appreciate the nurse and physician’s phone calls following the procedure. Since going out of town, it was great of you to squeeze me in for an unscheduled follow up.
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What makes Dr. Nasser and his team the best in Arizona?

  1. Affordable treatments
  2. Most Insurances accepted
  3. Flexible, personalized, 0% interest payment plans
  4. Same day Appointments Available
  5. Complimentary phone consultations with our Doctor

Our Spine Specialists believe in building supportive, long-term relationships with their patients. We are committed to being your first class team for you and your family.

We want to celebrate your feeling great with you!

Modern Spine Medicine not only treat spine, back, and joint pain effectively.

Not only do we treat spine, back, and joint pain effectively, we work with your health insurance company to negotiate and properly treat bill so that we can save you money and out-of-pocket costs.

From Specialists who are:
  • Experienced in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Offer Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Personable and Kind
  • High-integrity
Stand tall and smile with a minimally invasive spine surgery and treatment that is:
  • Effective
  • Cutting Edge
  • Covered by Most Health Insurance
  • Customize to each Patient

Thank you for choosing us to help you begin your new life!



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

Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

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.

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!