Southwest Spine and Pain Center opens new location

HURRICANE – Chronic pain and spine treatment opportunities will expand for Southern Utah residents with the opening of Southwest Spine and Pain Center’s fifth pain management facility. The new clinic will be located in Hurricane and will provide a number of pain management treatment options, including injection therapies, pain rehabilitation and minimally invasive spine procedures.

“Millions suffer from chronic pain worldwide, and currently, pain affects more Americans than diabetes, coronary heart disease, and cancer combined,” said the center’s founding partner Dr. Derek Frieden. “Our goal is to establish world-class pain care for this region and service those suffering in silence.”

The pain management specialists at the Spine and Pain Center opened their first practice in St. George in 2011. Since then, the three founding partners, Dr. Rick Obray, Dr. Jon Obray and Dr. Derek Frieden, have opened four other pain management clinics, located in Cedar City, Richfield, Logan and now Hurricane.

The three physicians bring expertise and their training from institutions like Harvard and Mayo Clinic to Hurricane.

“Having grown up in Utah, the other physicians and I understand the need to bring first-class care to small towns,” said founding partner Dr. Jon Obray. “Patients living in rural areas have needs too and many of them travel long distances to receive adequate pain relief. We opened this clinic to help individuals access advanced, minimally invasive spine and pain treatment, as well as affordable and compassionate patient care.”

Much like the other Southwest Spine and Pain clinics, the Hurricane location will provide pain management care. The Hurricane clinic is located at 25 N. 2000 W., Suite 8, in Hurricane and will be open five days a week. Consultations can be scheduled by calling 435-635-0174.

About Southwest Spine & Pain Center

Established in 2011, Southwest Spine & Pain Center brings the best in comprehensive pain management, minimally invasive spine surgery, diagnostic services, and rehabilitation services to St. George, Cedar City, Richfield, Logan, Hurricane and surrounding Utah cities. Southwest Spine & Pain Center is dedicated to the advancement of medicine and as such, is consistently involved in conducting cutting edge clinical research, especially in medical device trials.

Visit the Southwest Spine and Pain Center website or call 435-656-2424 to learn more about the practice.

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  • DirtyHippyTevas March 27, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Just what St. George needs; another practitioner of pseudoscience. What’s the deal with Utah and their love for quackery. Chiropractors are NOT medical doctors.

    • Bender March 28, 2015 at 1:36 am

      I thought they were chiropractic practitioners too TEVAS. Put “spine” in your practice name, you’ll get mistaken for a chiropractor.

  • DirtyHippyTevas March 27, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    **correction** this should read:

    Just what St. George needs; NOT another practitioner of pseudoscience

    • Joyce Kuzmanic March 27, 2015 at 7:36 pm

      DHT, I’m pretty sure this is what you’re appreciating; but just in case: The practitioners at Southwest Spine and Pain Center are medical doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Here is a link to their current Web page showing the center’s staff and credentials:
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

    • Freelance March 27, 2015 at 8:07 pm


  • fun bag March 27, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    hope y’all got paid for this “press release”. reads just like an ad

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