Dr. Ryan Seal looks at medical imaging of spine with text overlay: Everything it takes to provide the most advanced and integrated spine care.

When back pain forces you to reevaluate your livelihood, The Christ Hospital Physicians has the expertise to change things for the better. We're Cincinnati's leading destination for Joint & Spine Care, and our team of highly skilled, experienced spine specialists can determine the best treatment, surgical and non-surgical, to get you back in the saddle. Because the sweetest goodbye is to your back pain.

When Is It Time to See a Spine Specialist?

When your back or neck pain interferes with your everyday tasks, it's time to see a spine specialist. 

Make an appointment if you have these symptoms:
  • Back pain that does not improve with time
  • Back pain that worsens with activity
  • Back pain that causes numbness, weakness or tingling in your arms or legs 
  • Problems with balance or controlling your bowels or bladder

Rick's Journey from Back Pain to Recovery

Schedule an Appointment with our Spine Experts

Or fill out our online form and our nurse navigator will contact you.






Meet Our Spine Specialists

Jared Crasto, MD
Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Revision Spine Surgery, Arthritis of the Spine, Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis

Locations: Liberty Township, Mt. Auburn, Blue Ash
John Roberts MD
Interests: Revision Spine Surgery, Arthritis of the Spine, Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis

Locations: Blue Ash
Ryan J. Seal, MD
Interests: Revision Spine Surgery, Arthritis of the Spine, Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis

Locations: Blue Ash, Mt. Auburn, Montgomery

Why choose The Christ Hospital Physicians?


We understand that life doesn’t stop because you have a back or neck issue. We focus on nonsurgical care that relieves pain, shortens recovery time and allows you to get on with your life as quickly as possible. In fact, more than 90 percent of our patients are treated successfully without surgery.

Our team explores all possible treatment options, ranging from medications and injections to non-operative procedures. If you do need surgery, our world-class surgical team has the knowledge and expertise to ensure a good outcome. 

Many procedures are performed at our award-winning Joint & Spine Center. Our team has performed more spine procedures than any other hospital in the Cincinnati area. Our experience, training and expertise are second to none.

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