The Trinity Spine Center Offers a Conservative Approach to Patient Care

Published on 13 December 2013 in Business
Julie Kanehl (author)

Julie Kanehl


Location(s): Trinity Spine Center
Farhan Siddiqi, MD

Farhan Siddiqi, MD

If you’ve ever been injured in an accident, fallen, or simply had an injury because of work or play, you know how back pain can change the quality of your life in one fell swoop. The Trinity Spine Center is staffed by some of the most respected physicians and doctors in their field and their whole-patient, conservative approach to treatment yields positive results. Trinity Spine Center’s doctors are truly committed to taking the time that is necessary with each of their patients, and making sure that each patient gets the personalized medical attention that they deserve.

Victor Hayes, MD, and Farhan Siddiqi, MD, both highly-esteemed spine surgeons in the area, are the co-founders of The Trinity Spine Center. Trinity Spine Center opened in 2006 on Hawbuck Street, and then in 2009, moved to its brand new 21,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility at 2040 Short Avenue in Odessa, just off of S.R. 54. The physicians at Trinity Spine Center treat patients who suffer with any kind of back, neck or spine pain, and have already successfully treated more than 15,000 patients. Their goal is to offer a variety of modalities for back pain under one roof, increasing patient care and improving on the communication that can be lost when patients traditionally see multiple doctors who do not work together. Whether you need chiropractic care or spinal surgery, it is all under one roof at the Trinity Spine Center.

Victor Hayes, MD

Victor Hayes, MD

The Trinity Spine Center is very unique in its approach, and is at the forefront of stem cell research to reduce back pain. As a result, Trinity Spine Center draws patients from all over the state and the nation. It’s no surprise, because patients there have the opportunity to meet with surgeons and receive diagnostic testing, as well as receive chiropractic care, attend physical therapy and even receive pain management care all in one place, at their very own Trinity Wellness Center, an integral part of Trinity Spine Center. Patients appreciate this ease of care, because when your back hurts, traveling all over town from one doctor to the next can be a difficult and painful thing to do.

George, a Trinity Spine Center patient said, “I went to see Dr. Hayes after I read an article about him. I thought I would need back surgery after a car accident but since I’ve been going to Trinity Spine Center, I am feeling much better and I will probably not need surgery!”

Conservative Care by Doctors That Care

The doctors and staff at The Trinity Spine Center believe that surgery should be a last resort, and as a matter of fact, 94 percent of their patients are treated without the need for spinal surgery. From degenerative disk or joint disease to scoliosis, and carpal tunnel to osteoporosis, Trinity Spine Center patients are treated by a team of highly educated and specifically trained professionals, who will work together to get patients back on their feet in no time. Having everything you need on hand and in one place gives patients peace of mind, but most importantly, it makes it easy for all of the doctors to communicate easily about the best approach to each patient’s unique medical condition and treatment.

Dr. Jorit Wijnmaalen

Dr. Jorit Wijnmaalen

Chief Operating Officer, Jorit Wijnmaalen, DPT, MBA, MTC, CEAS, or “Dr. J” as he’s known, says, “One of the most important aspects of our patient care is the communication that we have with one another. We are never more than a phone call away and patients see that and really appreciate it.” Dr. J’s approach to wellness, exercise and nutrition is an inspiration to many patients at The Trinity Spine Center, and he encourages patients to realize that no matter their age, size or condition, regular exercise will contribute to their overall health and well-being.

The Trinity Spine Wellness Center offers patients the least invasive approach to spine care including physical therapy, chiropractic care, decompression therapy and even nutritional services.

Dr. Ronald F. Stacey II, DC, is a Board Certified Chiropractor, and has been with Trinity Spine Center since 2009. He says, “We have an array of specialties under one roof, and we can start conservatively and move each patient up to the next option if it’s necessary.” He adds, “It avoids having to have each patient see a chiropractor at one place, a primary at another, and so on. Here we can provide a plan of [total spinal] care.”

Dr. Nathan A. Possert graduated from East Lake High School before honorably serving in the U.S. Navy for 4 years in which he was Quarter master and a search and rescue swimmer. After serving in the Navy, he graduated with honors from St. Petersburg College in Tarpon Springs in 2004 and then transferred to the University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training and graduated with honors in 2006. While attending graduate school, Dr. Possert was able to work with high school athletes part time in Pinellas County as an Athletic Trainer for two years. Since graduating with his Doctorate, Dr. Possert has worked in the outpatient facility setting full time and in the hospital setting part time.

Dr. Nathan Possert

Dr. Nathan Possert

If pain management is necessary, patients are in good hands. Pain management is used carefully and responsibly at Trinity Spine Center. Dr. Casey J. O’Donnell, FAAPMR DABPM, specializes in the treatment of spasticity and dystonia, electromyography, and pain management. He utilizes an array of diagnostic tools to view the tissues in the body in order to see how the nerves in the body are functioning, and then he can perform procedures such as trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and ultrasound guided injections, just to name a few.

Dr. O’Donnell says, “As a physiatrist, my background is in rehabilitation and my goal is to get patients moving and back to a normal, active lifestyle.”

A brand new approach to treating back pain is now available at Trinity Spine Center, and that is the use of stem cells for back pain.

Dr. J says, “A whole lot of patients will benefit from this new and exciting approach.” He explains, “We are the only ones in the U.S. doing it like we do it, and we are also the only ones at this time who are FDA compliant.”

Working closely with Daniel A. Grande, PhD., the Director of the upand- coming Stem Cell Research Laboratory at Trinity Spine Center, patients who suffer from arthritis, degenerative disk disease, and herniated disks may find relief through Stem Cell Therapy.

Stem Cell Therapy is “an intervention strategy that introduces new adult stem cells into damaged tissue in order to treat disease or injury.” This exciting new kind of therapy offers the possibility of pain relief, the renewal of tissues and the alleviation of pain.

When Back Surgery is Necessary: Choose Trinity Spine Center

Dr. Ronald Stacey II

Dr. Ronald Stacey II

When surgery is absolutely necessary, patients are in good hands with Drs. Siddiqi and Hayes, as both surgeons are experienced and qualified in performing even the most intricate of spinal surgeries. On staff at the Medical Center of Trinity, both physicians received their Doctorates from the prestigious Cornell University in New York, followed by double fellowships at the Arizona Institute for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and the Maryland Spinal Reconstructive and Scoliosis Surgery Center. Both Dr. Hayes and Dr. Siddiqi are Board Certified in Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery and both of them travel nationally teaching endoscopic surgery procedures to other doctors around the country.

The Trinity Spine Center offers patients the most comprehensive care by having many different kinds of spine care health professionals on staff and in one place. The Trinity Spine Center’s physicians are committed to working together with each patient to produce the best possible results.

Trinity Spine Center is located at 2040 Short Avenue in Odessa, just off of S.R. 54 and just east of Duck Slough Blvd. The Trinity Spine Center is currently taking new patients, and they accept Medicare and most major insurances. The main office can be reached at 727-372-9922 and is open Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Trinity Spine Wellness Center can be reached at 727-807-3101, and is open Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. to accommodate patients. Visit online, and find them on Facebook.

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