Name: Myesha
Position: Medical Assistant 
Fun fact: She was a member of the dance team in high school for two years!

If you can not sit very long without experiencing back pain, you likely have a painful disc. This condition is called “Discogenic Back Pain”. Patients who are not a good candidate for a lumbar fusion or do not want surgery may consider one of the new “sensation free” neurostimulators for pain relief. Some of our patients have gone this route with discogenic back pain & had success!

Names: Valerie & Michelle 
Positions: Front Desk Receptionists
Fun fact: They love caring for our patients & we love them too!

Name: Dana
Position: Advanced Practice Nurse
Fun fact: Her & her husband were pulled over once by the state police on the highway & handcuffed; “for what they asked?” The officer said: “armed bank robbery!” Then the officer sent their pictures to the bank & the bank said: no that is not them. It was a brief case of mistaken identity!

Our very own Advanced Practice Nurse: Mr. Forrest Galloway has just returned from the largest pain management conference in the nation called: PAIN WEEK. (The conference is held in Las Vegas once a year.) We are excited to hear from him what he learned new to be able to help our patients even more!

We are officially announcing today the new “Mocek Spine Cafe” break room for our wonderful care team to rest & refuel in!


At the end of his two week rotation in “proper & safe pain management” Dr. Nguyen brought Dr. Mocek a kind & gracious special gift of pineapple cakes from Asia. We learned these wonderfully tasty cakes are a tradition @ the annual harvest moon festivals they celebrate!

Our clinic has lost a few patients this year as we slowly taper the max opiate daily dose to a much safer level of 50 morphine equivalent dose or less. Keep in mind that the Mocek Spine Clinic...