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Meet the Doctor

Joshua H. Abrams, D.O.

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
  • Board-Certified

Joshua Abrams is a fellowship-trained and board certified orthopedic spine surgeon, specializing in minimally invasive surgery, artificial disc replacement, and cervical and lumbar spine surgery. He has helped develop a multitude of minimally invasive spine products for the largest orthopedic company in the world. He is a thought leader in minimally invasive spine techniques, spinal navigation and non-fusion technologies. Additionally, he employs new cutting-edge techniques to minimize post-surgical pain and optimize patients’ experience.

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COLLEGE Gonzaga University
MEDICAL SCHOOL Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
RESIDENCY Michigan State University
FELLOWSHIP Stanford University Medical Center

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Dr. Abrams is recognized in Phoenix Top Docs magazine. He is a nationally recognized surgeon for minimally invasive surgery. He continues to have a passion for educating spine surgeons and patients alike. He enjoys interacting with his patients and makes it a priority to stay engaged throughout their care.

Dr. Abrams completed his orthopedic spine fellowship at Stanford University, one of the most prestigious medical centers of the world. He was recognized as the top spine surgeon in his class. Prior to his fellowship, he completed his orthopedic residency at Michigan State University, as well as his internship in orthopedics. He gained additional spine training at both University of California Davis in Sacramento, California and at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He obtained his bachelor’s degree at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors. While in Washington, Dr. Abrams worked at the Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.

Dr. Abrams is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

He has volunteered his orthopedic services overseas in Costa Rica and Guatemala, and continues to have a passion for various other philanthropic endeavors.

In his spare time, he enjoys competing in triathlons, coaching his son’s baseball team, and spending time with his wife and four children.

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Up to 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives, and herniated discs are frequently the culprit. This problem can cause intense discomfort. Imagine a jelly-filled doughnut squishing out its filling, and you have a rudimentary idea of what’s happening.  Discs absorb shocks between the vertebrae in your spine. However, when […]

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Suffering from chronic low back or neck pain can inhibit you from participating in the activities you love. You might feel like there’s a sliver of hope for returning to your previous lifestyle. So, you turn to your doctors for answers. Your doctor may refer you to a specialist, such as a neurologist, orthopedist or pain management specialist. Each […]

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Back pain is incredibly common, affecting 8 out of 10 people during their lives. Many factors can contribute to a sore and achy back, but sleep and back discomfort are especially linked. From your sleep position to the mattress and pillow you use, your slumber habits play a significant role in your spine and neck health.

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Millions of Americans struggle with back pain. They may have lifted something too heavy at work, twisted the wrong way while renovating the house or been involved in an accident resulting in pain. Back pain is one of the most common medical conditions in the U.S. — approximately 8% of adults struggle with chronic back pain.

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How to Alleviate Back Pain With an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Our bodies use the nutrients in the food we eat for maintenance and repair, so it’s essential we give them the best materials to work with. If you’re looking for changes you can make at home, adopting an anti-inflammatory diet for your back pain is a great first step.

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Signs You Need to See a Doctor for Neck Pain

By Joshua Abrams, DO Have you ever slept in an awkward position and woke up with a neck so stiff you could barely look down to tie your shoes, or spent a day hunched over a desk only to stand up and realize how badly it hurt your neck? If you have, chances are you simply stretched, took some painkillers and hoped for the pain to disappear by morning — or at least by the end of the week. However, there are times when neck pain is a deeper issue than just poor posture. In these cases, the issue likely won't go away, and it might even get worse unless you seek medical treatment. Read more to learn about whether your neck pain needs an ice pack and a day of rest or a doctor's appointment.

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Could Your Mattress Be Causing You Back Pain?

By Joshua Abrams, DO People can suffer from back pain for various reasons, including a mattress that's too soft or hard. A good mattress provides the right support for your unique physical needs. Unfortunately, not all mattresses are created equally, and it can be difficult to find the right one. We will help you learn if your mattress could be the reason for your aching back, how to pick the right mattress and more.

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10 Stretches That Can Help With Back Pain

Did you know that more than 65 million Americans experience back pain? That pain might be mild and pass on it its own or it could be chronic and have a serious impact on your quality of life.

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Back Pain Management During Pregnancy

By Joshua Abrams, DO Pregnancy can be one of the most joyful experiences, but it can also come with aches and pains. Lower back pain, in particular, is a common part of pregnancy for many women. For example, according to a review, over two-thirds of women experience lower back pain during pregnancy. Pregnant women may also experience pain close to the back's center or at the tailbone. Fortunately, pregnancy-related back pain typically gets better after childbirth. In the meantime, you can do many things to give yourself a break from an achy back. This post shows you how to manage back pain while pregnant with tips for preventing and reducing discomfort.