Orthopedic Services at Baptist Orthopedic and Spine Clinic

The more than 200 bones and 600 muscles in the body all work together to support your body, protect your organs, and help you move. When any of those bones or muscles doesn’t work properly, it can wreak havoc on your life.

Back pain is a common medical condition with more than 80 percent of adults experiencing it during their lifetime. One in three people state that back pain impacts their everyday life -- it is one of the most common reasons for missed work and limitations at work. More staggering: low back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world!

Why and When To See a Spine Specialist?

It is common for people with back pain to first seek help from a primary care provider. However, if the pain does not respond to initial treatment, then a spine specialist should be considered. Trained professionals with expertise in diagnoses and treatment of spine, back and neck conditions, the orthopedic spine team at Baptist Orthopedic and Spine Clinic are ready to help alleviate pain and keep your body in motion.

Our Approach

Board certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon, Dr. Edward Pettyjohn, leads Baptist Orthopedic and Spine Clinic. However, his surgical expertise is the last resort for treatment in this practice. Instead, the first point of contact for patients is certified physician assistant Jacob Hinojosa, who takes a medical history, does the initial evaluation, and testing. Then together with Dr. Pettyjohn, diagnoses the issue and develops a course of treatment designed to keep patients out of surgery, if possible.

Our approach supports our mission to help patients live a pain-free life, regardless of the source of the pain. We offer a number of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical approaches to correct old injuries, new injuries and relieve joint pain.



  • Herniated disc
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Electrodiagnostic testing (EMG)
  • Sciatica treatment
  • Scoliosis
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Chordomas
  • Cervical fractures
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Spinal stenosis

Sources: (https://www.startstanding.org/back-pain-statistics-and-facts/#classification; https://www.spine-health.com/treatment/spine-specialists/specialists-who-treat-back-pain);