Spine Center

Getting You Back to the Things You Love—for Life!

Dr. Athanassious works closely with the spine center’s tremendous support staff consisting of a medically trained physician assistant, award winning in-house rehabilitation team, medical assistants and a surgery scheduler who all help to assure a seamless continuity of care for every patient.

Given its complexity and exhaustive role in maintaining our well-being, it is little wonder that the spinal region produces among the most common presenting problems in doctors’ offices. These can range from simple backaches to complex, painful conditions that require specialized care.

Many patients arrive at the SRO Spine Center with conditions that deeply concern them. With proper diagnosis, they can often be resolved with carefully planned non-surgical rehabilitation.

Whether patients require surgical or non-surgical interventions, our team of certified physical therapists and other support staff work with Dr. Athanassious to develop rehabilitation programs customized to each patient’s specific condition.

In cases where surgery is required, we make every effort to employ minimally invasive techniques that dramatically reduce both discomfort and recovery time. Spinal surgery and the diagnosis that precedes it are finely honed arts for which Dr. Athanassious has become widely recognized by his patients and peers.

Christian Athanassious, M.D.

SRO Spine Team

Dr. Christian Athanassious’ outstanding achievements earned him a spot in the prestigious Stanford University Spine Fellowship program, where he trained alongside some of the world’s finest spine surgeons and gained invaluable expertise in the field. As SRO Spine Center Director, he now applies the latest advancements in spinal care to patients of all ages in the greater North Bay area, whether they require a non-surgical rehabilitation program or spinal surgery.

Common Spine Problems

Our dedicated Spine Team has the knowledge and experience to evaluate, diagnose and treat a number of conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Arthritis
  • Bulging/Herniated Discs
  • Disease & Disorders
  • Degeneration
  • Fractures
  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Stiff Neck

Common Surgical Procedures

  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Discectomy

  • Posterior Fixation
  • Laminectomy

Our Spine Center sees patients for many conditions requiring specialized care. For more information or to make an appointment, call 707-546-1922 or use our online form.