John M. Hicks M.D.
Back, Neck, Spine
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Hicks.
“My experience with Blue Ridge Bone and Joint has been extremely positive. A huge thank you to Dr. Hicks. His comfortable demeanor went a long way in putting me at ease. His knowledge and experience was very obvious, he knew what was needed and how to communicate this in layman’s language. His assessment and the options prior to, and after my back surgery were spot on. As a Realtor®, I must walk everyday and thanks to Dr. Hicks and his surgical team I now have 2 legs that work well. I can’t thank you enough, you gave me my life back! A big thank you to Dr. Brooks for interceding whilst I was hospitalized prior to my successful surgery with Dr. Hicks and his opinion and recommendations. He went out of his way to speak with my husband and I and assuring us that I would walk again.”
– Alysia M.
“As with any surgery it is scary and spine surgery is no different maybe even worse. I knew I needed it but I was scared. Dr. Hicks helped me understand everything there was to know about the surgery and prepared me for every step of the way. Him and his staff were very patient with me and never felt like i was a burden. I appreciated his bedside manner and his follow up a lot. I am now doing 100% better and that is all thanks to Dr. Hicks. THE BEST SPINE SURGEON!”
– Peg P.
“Dr. Hicks helped me when I could barely stand up straight, let alone function in life. His no nonsense approach and his directness in telling me what I needed to have done and the time frame I needed to have it done literally saved my life. I am thankful that I chose him and if I ever need anything in the future he will be the one I trust.”
– Carl J.
“This is my second time seeing Dr. Hicks regarding my back. I was there to discuss surgery and must admit to a certain amount of trepidation. I should not have been worried. Dr. Hicks addressed all my questions and set my mind and my wife’s at ease. We have been told he is a great Doctor - we believe it. Trust him completely!”
– Doald B.
“I was in debilitating pain when I came to the walk-in clinic in early January. I left with hope, valuable information and a plan. After the MRI, I saw Dr. Hicks who like the rest of his team was compassionate and informative. We feared the worst, but his treatment plan did not include surgery which was music to our ears! We highly recommend Dr. Hicks, his team and EmergeOrtho. Thanks for giving me my life back!”
– Gwen G.
“Dr.Hicks is so kind and so patient with you, and he explained what I have wrong and what I can do to help it! I like his manner in Doctoring!”
– Cheri M.
“Very friendly and informative. The kind of relationship that I expect from a good doctor.”
– Ron S.
“L4/L5 fuse. Went exceptionally well - recovering nicely.”
– Don M.
“Dr. Hicks was very pleasant and very helpful in diagnosing my problem. I hope to get things taken care of very soon.”
– Rebecca S.
“Very professional, prompt, & caring. Always addresses all of my concerns. Made me very comfortable & very informative about surgery. It was a huge success. I am pain-free. Thank you to Dr. Hicks & Staff.”
– Carmella G.
“The staff is lovely and friendly. Dr. Hicks is a great doctor.”
– Rita O.
“Was seen right on time. This is much appreciated. All staff very friendly and professional.”
– Bob S.
“I was very pleased with the staffs courtesy & friendly atmosphere. Dr. Hicks was very personable & professional. Hopefully, the physical therapy will do the job expected!”
– Carol M.
“The visit was pleasant. I received an injection into the area that was sore, and soreness abated. I continue to feel better.”
– Donald H.
“He is exceptionally patient and straightforward to talk to.”
– Rebecca H.
“The recovery from surgery has gone exceptionally well. Ten days after surgery, and I walked for an hour in Flat Rock Park this morning.”
– Larry S.
“Dr. Hicks has performed several procedures for me over the last four years. Each case was handled with professionalism and great concern for my wellbeing and comfort. I would not hesitate to refer any family member or friend to his care.”
– Vivian G.
“The doctors are great.”
– Lis M.
“Timely and precise. Pointed out all I needed to understand my condition and the best course to follow in treating it.”
– James L.
“It was awesome as always!!! Always happy with my care.”
– Shawn M.
“Had years of severe back pain, went to Dr. Hicks and after a full review had a spinal fusion. Dr. Hick did a great spinal fusion and except for surgery pain my back pain was eliminated completely. The service, personal, and Physician at BRBJ are great and would recommend to everyone.”
– Sandy M.
“During first encounter with Dr. Hicks he recommended conservative treatment with the expectation that the vertebrae would fuse within 2 years and relieve nerve compression. An epidural injection and several RFA's did not adequately relieve the pain that limited my strenuous activity and contributed to daily fatigue. In follow-up he assessed new X-rays and an MRI. Because the abnormality was limited to L4 - 5, Dr. Hicks recommended either watchful waiting or the option of a brief surgical procedure to remove bone spurs and insert a titanium spacer between the vertebrae. With the expectation of recovering energy and flexibility, I chose surgery. Except for tenderness at the operative site, there was immediate relief from the chronically recurrent pain associated with the affected nerve. I would recommend Dr. Hicks without reservation!”
– Inga M.
“I felt very confident with Dr. Hicks on my last visit. We are going for surgery an ACDF. He spent almost an hour with my husband and I going over my X-Ray explaining everything to us and answering our questions. I know I forgot some questions but calling back to the office I have always gotten a phone call back and had my questions answered. I have heard nothing but good things about Dr. Hicks from other patients. So I will probably be having my surgery later in the year and I'm sure I will be in good hands.”
– Michelle C.
“He knew what was wrong and he fixed it.”
– Joan H.