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At OAK Orthopedics, the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our doctors have the knowledge and experience to treat a variety of back, neck, and spine conditions and injuries.

OAK Spine Institute is a leading spine practice in the region. Our board-certified doctors, Dr. Alexander Michalow, Dr. Juan Santiago-Palma, and Dr. Ashraf Hasan, have been treating painful spine conditions for over 15 years. Our practice evaluates and treats over 10,000 patients and performs over 5,000 interventional spine procedures per year. We deliver the most advanced and leading-edge treatments to treat painful spine conditions.

OAK Spine Institute treats patients with low back pain and neck pain. We specialize in patients who desire to avoid surgery and in those who failed to experience relief from surgery. We work collaboratively with our orthopedic surgeons to create an individualized plan of care to alleviate your symptoms. Our focus is on providing you with a better quality of life.

During your consultation, we consider all your symptoms, test results, procedures, and lifetime goals.  Once an accurate diagnosis is made, target-specific therapeutic procedures can be performed to reduce spinal pain and improve quality of life. Patients usually progress to an exercise program to improve spine biomechanics and reduce subsequent injury. Our goal is to identify the source of your pain and offer the simplest solution.

We are committed to helping you as soon as possible. In most cases, we can offer an appointment within 48 hours of your request. MRI studies are performed in our office and can often be performed the same day of your appointment or as soon as your insurance company provides authorization. Most interventional procedures are performed at the OAK Surgical Institute and can be scheduled within 48 hours of your appointment.

Specializing in What Moves You at OAK Orthopedics

At OAK Orthopedics, our world-class team of orthopedic experts is devoted to providing customized treatment plans focused on each patient's individual needs and goals.

Our specialty-trained back, neck, and spine doctors, Dr. Alexander Michalow, Dr. Juan Santiago-Palma, and Dr. Ashraf Hasan, have extensive experience in treating a variety of back, neck, and spine conditions and injuries. Nonsurgical methods will always be recommended first before considering surgery. However, there are situations in which conservative treatments will not provide adequate relief, and surgery is the best option to fix the problem. Our surgeons are skilled in performing many surgical procedures for the back, neck, and spine and utilize state-of-the-art technology in doing so. Rest assured that when you see one of our specialists, you're in the care of the region's most preferred orthopedic providers. 

If you have back, neck, or spine pain that you'd like to have evaluated, we encourage you to contact our team of orthopedic doctors today at one of our three locations in BradleyFrankfort, or Watseka. Call (815) 928-8050 for our Bradley or Watseka office or (815) 469-3452 for our Frankfort office, or request an appointment online with one of our experienced back, neck, and spine surgeons.