Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine

The goal of the Spine Program is to provide excellent, evidence-based spine and musculoskeletal care through our nationally recognized clinicians, researchers, and therapists.  We provide non-surgical spine and musculoskeletal care for everyone from the "daily walker" to elite athletes, and believe that patients should have access to care with minimal barriers. 

We keep our patients moving quickly through the system as well as keeping them physically moving. Patient self-efficacy - being a part of their treatment program and taking care of themselves - is a key treatment philosophy and we focus on the biopsychosocial model and biomechanical management of back pain.

We also focus on function from the patient’s point of view. Knowing our patients is critical in establishing what the functional goals of treatment will be, whether it’s getting back to walking, playing with grandchildren, or playing golf again. A focus on belief system change and long-term behavioral management is key for our providers.

Through the Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center and strong collaborations with Neurosurgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, and NeuroSport provides patients with specialized care in a timely and focused manner. For patients with acute or urgent needs, primarily from neurosurgery and the emergency department, we provide timely, effective evaluation and treatment through the FastBack program.

We Help:

  • Active individuals
  • Collegiate athletes
  • High school athletes
  • Olympic athletes
  • Professional athletes
  • Recreational athletes
We Specialize in: 
  • Arthritic Conditions
  • Golf Injuries
  • Men's and Women's Health
  • Gait and prosthetics training
  • Gross and fine motor deficits
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries and Conditions
  • Spine pain including low back, thoracic, neck
  • Sports Injury rehabilitation
  • Pediatrics
  • Running injuries
  • Performing Arts Injuries and Conditions
  • Sports specific training and conditioning

Transitional Therapy and Exercise Programs

The Spine Program provides a variety of classes and services promoting better health and fitness for both our patients and the general population. We offer more than 20 medically based exercise classes and programs taught by degreed and/or certified professionals.

Dr. Anthony E. Chiodo

Anthony E. Chiodo, MD

Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Associate Chair For Clinical Affairs
Medical Director, Burlington ACU, the Spine Program, and the Spinal Cord Injury Program
Adult Clinical Faculty
*Spine Interventionalist*