Joshua Schwind, MD, became interested in health and wellness as an athlete in high school. However, understanding that movement is integral to the whole of human health attracted him to the field of orthopedics and sports medicine.
Today, you’ll find him part of the comprehensive, experienced expert team of Avera Orthopedics.
Before turning to surgery, Dr. Schwind often implements conservative measures, such as injections, medications or physical therapy to address stiffness, dysfunction and pain in the neck or back.
Some of the conditions he addresses include:
- Back injuries
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Ruptured and degenerative discs
- Sciatica (nerve pain)
Advanced Technology for Spine Care
The field of spine surgery is rapidly expanding, especially in the use of state-of-the-art technology. Navigational robotics offer surgeons a 3-D view on a screen while they perform surgery, which increases accuracy.
“I look forward to growing a strong and comprehensive spine surgery program at Avera with technology and expertise,” said Dr. Schwind.
The spine specialists of Avera Orthopedics are a new addition to the established neck and back program offered at the Avera Brain and Spine Institute.
When Dr. Schwind isn’t at work, he enjoys weightlifting, reading, playing with his dog, spending time with his family.