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Spine & Back Center


Neck and back pain is one of the most common complaints of pain in the modern population. While the majority of patients can be successfully treated conservatively without surgery, a small number will need surgery. At the DMC there are physicians and therapists specializing in neck and back pain who are able to provide complete and comprehensive evaluations and treatment programs that can satisfy every patient's needs.

How does the program work?
It all begins with a call to the DMC Spine & Back Program Coordinator. In one easy call, our DMC Spine & Back Coordinator will help connect patients to the specialized area best suited to their individualized care plan. The DMC Spine & Back Program Coordinator can be reached at 1-866-222-5824.

If a referral to a specialty physician is indicated, we will directly schedule the appointment(s). You may indicate which DMC specialist you wish to see, or if there is no preference, the DMC Spine & Back Program Coordinator will help find a physician and/or service.

The most common referral options are:
  • Initial Physician Back/Spine Assessments
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Pain Management Services
  • Adult Orthopaedics and Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Specialties
  • Physiatry
  • Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation

The DMC Spine & Back Center will assist you in scheduling quick, convenient appointments for any diagnostic tests, physical therapy, and physician or surgeon office visits.

Call the Program Coordinator at


Initial Physician Back & Spine Assessments
If a patient is experiencing back pain but you are uncertain as to the reason or course of treatment, the patient may be scheduled for an Initial Back/Spine Assessment from any of the following physicians:

Sadiq Haque, D.O.
42005 W. 12 Mile Rd.

Novi, MI 48377
Phone: (313) 966-2539

28800 Ryan Rd., Ste. 120
Warren, MI 48092
Phone: (586) 558-2860


Ali Bitar, M.D.
261 Mack Ave.

Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 745-1160

Tariq Awan, D.O.
261 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 966-2539

28800 Ryan Rd., Ste. 120
Warren, MI 48092
Phone: (586) 558-2860
  Steven Arbit, M.D.
8391 Commerce Rd., Ste. 107
Commerce Twp., MI 48382
Phone: (248) 360-8660

      Maury Ellenberg, M.D.
28455 Haggerty Rd., Ste. 200

Novi, MI 48377
Phone: (248) 893-3200


    Nathan L. Gross, M.D.
261 Mack Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201
Phone: (313) 966-2539




Next Steps
If the patient has already had an initial assessment, you may request an appointment with one
of the following Specialists or Specialty Services:


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