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Dr. Joseph R Blythe has the following 1 specialty
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Joseph R Blythe has the following 28 expertise
- Neck Pain
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Arthrodesis (Spinal Fusion)
- Joint Pain/Swelling
- Herniated Disc
- Closed Fractures
- Hip Surgery
- Spine Inflammation (Spondylarthropathies)
- Sports Medicine
- Hip Disorders
- Surgical Decompression
- Rotator Cuff Problem (Shoulder Impingement Syndrome)
- Joint Replacement
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Thoracic Injuries
- Bone Fracture
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Back Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Muscle Weakness
Dr. Joseph R Blythe has 0 board certified specialties
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Great Dr. and staff! Almost 20 years after suffering a spinal injury in a car wreck, I was an absolute mess, but Dr. Blythe the took my case when no other surgeon in Nashville would. He fixed the issue with a cervical and thoracic fusion and I'm now in less pain and my spine is more stable than it has been in years. I highly recommend him.
Dr Blythe performed multilevel cervical fusion surgery on my husband. Post-op (same day), his pain was reduced by 80%. The 2nd-day post-op, my husband discontinued the pain medication. It is now 7 weeks later, and he has been pain-free the last 6 weeks. Amazing! Prior to his surgery, Dr Blythe had performed surgery on my husband's son with an excellent result. There are surgeons and there are gifted surgeons. Dr Blythe is a gifted surgeon.
So 10 weeks ago I started my journey with Dr. Blythe at Expert Spine Care in Nashville, TN on Charlotte Ave. 615-329-0333. I am giving you these details just in case you or someone you know is hurting as bad as I was and didn't know where to turn. In 2007 I was in chronic pain and after waiting 5 years I finally knew I had to have something done. In Florida I had a procedure done on my neck in which a plate was placed c4,5 and c5,6. My pain started resurfacing about 4 or 5 years ago and steadily got worse. I couldn't pick anything up not even a gallon of milk with either hand. It hurt to raise my arms and forget about trying to find a comfortable position to sleep in. So when I had to leave my job in January because of the pure inability to perform my tasks, I started doing some research. A lot of YouTube videos. I called Laser Spine Institute and explained my situation they said they could not help me. Well then I came acrossed Dr. Blythe's name set up appointment. Before the first appointment he sent me to Premeir Radiology for x-rays of my neck and lower back. Dr. Blythe asked me of the 2 areas which do I feel I need taken care of first? The neck of course. My surgery was scheduled as out patient even thou I stayed overnight for observation. Which He called me in my room to check on me that evening. He never promised me to pain free or that the revision surgery he explained would be without its risks. I am 53, heavy smoker, a cardiac care patient and over weight. I agreed to quit smoking to have the best chance possible. Now I am 10 weeks post op and had my x rays and office visit which showed a complete success with the fusion. He removed my plate and put what he called cage material. So from C1 thru T2, I only have 3 spots that won't be fused. I went thru 6 weeks of a neck brace, physical, occupational and speech therapy to strengthen my neck muscles. I litterally had no pain after the 3rd day which really wasn't the pain I was used to it was more like discomfort. Today I am pain free full use of my hands and arms. I can turn my head from side to side and forward and back. So that has been my journey for the past 10 weeks. So my sincerest of gratitude to Dr. R Blythe, his staff and Brookdale Nursing and God.
Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016, 2017, 2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
On-Time Doctor Award (2018)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
10 Years Experience
Des Moines University
Graduated in 2008
Dr. Joseph R Blythe accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS TN Blue Network E
- BCBS TN Blue Network S
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA LocalPlus
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana National POS
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsTn Spine Center, 1718 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN
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