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Understanding Low Back Pain & Available Treatment Options

Local Fellowship-Trained Neck & Spine Specialist to Provide Complimentary Community Talk in Bay Minette, AL

FAIRHOPE, AL (Oct. 25, 2023) – From physical therapy to lifestyle changes, and non-surgical and surgical treatments, there are proven ways to effectively reduce and eliminate low back pain and improve overall functioning. Join Dr. James Hicks on Tuesday, November 14th as he raises awareness and offers hope for those suffering from low back pain.

The public is invited to a complimentary Lunch & Learn event featuring Dr. James Hicks, fellowship-trained neck & spine specialist with The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint. Dr. Hicks’ talk is entitled, “Understanding Low Back Pain & Available Treatment Options.”

Tuesday, November 14
11 am – 12 noon
Bay Minette Rec Center
613 McMeans Ave – Bay Minette, AL
RSVP by 11/9 to 251.621.5377

“As a fellowship-trained spine surgeon, I have spent my professional life focused on complex surgeries while guided by a philosophy of providing excellent, compassionate care to my patients,” Hicks said. 

Hicks brings an experienced, committed, and highly trained focus on complex surgeries, including motion preservation surgery, to the orthopaedic practice. As the name suggests, motion preservation surgery refers to surgical methods used in place of conventional spinal fusion that preserves the natural movement of the spine in the affected area.

“My goal is to ensure the optimal health and functionality of the spine utilizing the latest advancements in both non-operative and operative spine care—helping my patients get back to their previous function and quality of life, if not even better,” Hicks said.

Hicks received a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Georgia and earned a Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed orthopaedic surgery residency training at the University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) and Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Fellowship at Swedish Hospital in Seattle.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hicks, visit or call (251) 625-2663.


The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint includes a team of fellowship-trained neck and spine surgeons, pain management specialist, physician assistants and nurse practitioners. They provide the highest standard of care for the neck and spine, guided by an unwavering commitment to excellence and a patient-centered approach. It is their daily goal to bring together excellent skills, expertise, and innovative techniques in both operative and non-operative procedures to ensure each patient receives the most effective and personalized treatment possible.

The Spine Institute Team at Baldwin Bone & Joint is committed to guiding each patient on their journey to recovery, starting from the initial consultation, through individualized treatment plans, all the way to post-treatment care and rehabilitation. From interventional pain management to minimally invasive to complex spine procedures, the goal of each specialist is to provide relief from chronic pain and to get patients back in the game. Office locations are in Daphne and Foley, Al. For more information call 251.319.7758 or visit


Since 1989, Baldwin Bone & Joint has provided expert care to patients of all ages, with all conditions. As fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons and experienced clinicians, they are recognized leaders in the field of orthopaedics, providing the most current treatment available.

With eighteen licensed medical providers on staff, Baldwin Bone & Joint is the largest privately-owned orthopaedic specialty practice in Baldwin County. Office locations include Daphne, Bay Minette, Foley, and Atmore. Specialized clinics available are The Spine Institute at Baldwin Bone & Joint, The Center for Sports Medicine, The Shoulder Center at Baldwin Bone & Joint and The Osteo Health Clinic. To learn more, visit or call (251) 625-2663.