We Perform

The physicians at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians are non-surgical specialists, meaning they are experts at using everything but surgery to help relieve pain and improve function. We focus on the whole person rather than just the problem area and perform:


  • Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Evaluations
  • Spine Injections Under Fluoroscopy
  • Joint, Tendon and Bursa Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injections and PRP Therapy
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Individualized Physical Therapy Planning
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We Treat

As specialists in PM&R or physiatrists, we are experts at diagnosing and treating problems affecting the nerves, muscles, and bones. Some of the diagnoses we commonly see at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians include but are not limited to:


  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Herniated Discs
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Compression Fractures
  • Sports Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tendonitis/Bursitis
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Women’s Health Issues
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News & Events

  • Stem Cell Therapies

    Stem Cell Therapies
    –Reality vs. Hope and Hype

    By Nasser Ayyad DO Introduction Nearly every day the practitioners at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians are asked by patients about regenerative medicine treatments such as stem cell therapy for musc

  • Hip Pain in Phoenix

    Is that Pain in My Hip Bursitis? Maybe Not.

    By Rishi Vora DO and Susan Sorosky MD What is the most common cause of outer hip pain? Most people think it’s “bursitis,” but the real answer might surprise you. Bursa are fluid filled sacs that cushi

  • Low Back Pain in Mesa

    Can Texting Cause Pain?

    If you are an adult in the United States, chances are that you are spending more than 10 hours per day staring at a screen. This includes the time we spend each day focused on our smartphones, compute

  • Welcome to the team Troy J. Bushman, DO

    We at Desert Spine and Sports extend a warm welcome to our newest physician! Troy Bushman, DO is fellowship-trained in Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine. Welcome to the team!