Comprehensive Care for Your Back & Neck

Our team includes physical therapists, physiatrists, general orthopedic providers, chiropractic services, non-operative spine specialists, and fellowship trained spine surgeons who work together to identify the cause of your pain and tailor personalized solutions to your unique situation. Welcome to the OrthoSouth Spine Center.


The OrthoSouth Spine Center is the largest multi-disciplinary team of spine specialists in the Mid-South region. Comprised of medical professionals with a wide range of qualifications to help diagnose, treat, support, and rehabilitate your back or neck condition, the Spine Center is your premier team for comprehensive, personalized spine care. From sore back to  slipped disks to spine fractures, and everywhere in between, we aim to be your partner in recovery. 


Spine Surgeons

While most back and neck issues can be managed with physical therapy and other non-operative treatment, our highly skilled spine surgeons see patients across all of our clinic locations, especially injuries or conditions that require surgical expertise. OrthoSouth spine surgeons have all undergone advanced fellowship training in spine surgery. Their broad experiences include, but are not limited to spinal deformity, spinal trauma, degenerative spinal conditions, complex spinal reconstruction, and minimally invasive spinal procedures. 

Spencer W. Hauser, MD

+ Spine (Surgery) + Non-Operative Spine

Sam E. Murrell, MD

+ Spine (Surgery) + Non-Operative Spine

Sam Schroerlucke, MD

+ Spine (Surgery) + Non-Operative Spine

Stephen M. Waggoner, MD

+ Spine (Surgery) + Hip & Pelvis + Joint Replacement + Knee

Non-Operative Spine Specialists and Physiatrists

Our non-operative spine specialists are qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions that cause back and neck pain. 

Winfred B. Abrams, Jr., MD

+ Non-Operative Spine + Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

David J. Dowling, MD

+ EMG/NCV + Non-Operative Spine + Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Judith R. Lee-Sigler, MD

+ EMG/NCV + Non-Operative Spine + Orthobiologic Medicine + Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Jonathan M. Stuart, DO

+ EMG/NCV + Non-Operative Spine + Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation + Orthobiologic Medicine

Bradley W. Wargo, DO

+ Interventional Spine + Orthobiologic Medicine

Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants

Our Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants work closely with physicians to provide excellent patient care across our clinics. 

Connor Coalter, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Dr. Stephen Waggoner
+ General Orthopedics + Non-Operative Spine

Elizabeth Harris, PA-C

Physician Assistant to Dr. Sam Schroerlucke
+ General Orthopedics + Non-Operative Spine

Amy Roskos, FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Patrick Curlee
+ Spine

Suzanne Ward, NP

Nurse Practitioner with Dr. Judith Lee-Sigler
+ EMG/NCV + Non-Operative Spine + Orthobiologic Medicine + Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Christopher Wilkinson, DNP

Nurse Practitioner, Memphis-Briarcrest
+ General Orthopedics + Non-Operative Spine + Spine (Surgery)

Chiropractic Services

Available at the Crosstown Clinic in Midtown Memphis, our chiropractor works together with medical staff in an interdisciplinary setting to manage patients’ painful conditions.   

Dr. Jennifer James offers the evidence-based Cox® Technic system of non-surgical chiropractic protocols for the relief of spine pain due to disc herniation, stenosis and related conditions causing neck, upper back, shoulder, arm, low back and leg pain. The Cox® Technic flexion-distraction protocols have been scrutinized in federally funded research projects. Flexion-distraction biomechanical effects have been documented – drop in intradiscal pressures, increase in spinal canal area and discal height – and clinical outcomes have been published – superior in pain relief for radiculopathy, better for relief of chronic low back pain, and more effective in reducing the need for healthcare visits for spinal pain in the year after treatment. 

Jennifer James, DC

+ Chiropractic Services

Physical Therapists

All of our physical therapy locations include spine specialists with advanced training and certification in the McKenzie approach (Cert MDT, Dip MDT credentials). Visit our Physical Therapy page to view our complete list of physical therapists.

Common Spine and Pain Conditions/Treatments

Additional Information

Neck Surgery and Recovery

Harmony’s Story

Harmony’s Story – Neck Surgery and Recovery I’ve had back problems since 2004 – so when my neck began to bother me in the Spring

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Spine Center Q&A Webinar

Spine Center Q&A Webinar OrthoSouth spine surgeons Dr. Spencer Hauser, Dr. Sam Murrell, and Dr. Stephen Waggoner, answer a range of questions about back and

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Back & Neck Care Available at These Locations