Dr. Jason Eck, DO

Orthopedic Spine Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Jason Eck, DO
Dr. Jason Eck has sub-specialty training in spine surgery and has authored more than 90 articles and 4 books. He has presented extensively at regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Eck is committed to alleviating pain and restoring function in those with spinal disorders. A native of Illinois with family ties to Tennessee, he later grew up in Topeka, Kansas. He then attended college at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, studying biomedical engineering. He continued his engineering studies and obtained a Master's Degree in biomedical engineering at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Prior to medical school, he worked as a research associate at The Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics. He completed medical school at The University of Health Sciences in Kansas City, Missouri, followed by an internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at Memorial Hospital in York, Pennsylvania, where he was named resident of the year. Following his residency he performed his spine surgery fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. At the completion of his fellowship, Dr. Eck served as an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts for over four years. Dr. Eck is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and has received numerous research awards from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Cervical Spine Research Society and Scoliosis Research Society.

McCallie Office

2415 McCallie Ave

Chattanooga, TN 37404

Contact Information

(423) 624-2696

Dr. Jason Eck, DO

Dr. Jason Eck, DO

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health
  • 2 More

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Care Philosophy

"A lot of times there is crossover between neck/shoulder and back/hip problems so it's nice that CSMO has specialists in each field to take care of patients regardless of what the problem is." – Dr. Jason Eck
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Dr. Eck's Experience

Dr. Eck's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Eck does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Vertebral Column Tumors


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  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Memorial Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Memorial Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Mayo Medical School
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Eck has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Eck has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Eck's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Eck to family and friends
based on 44 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Eck Says:

Thank you for taking the time to review. We appreciate all feedback as our goal is to provide the best in patient care. 

Dr. Eck's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
Hixson, TN |
Very nice and helpful staff. I didn't wait not even 5 min. Dr Eck is a very good doctor he listens and sympathetic to your concerns about your pain issues. I would highly recommend him. Great bedside manner. Great job
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Jason Eck is a very kind man, as well as doctor. He actually cares about the patients he treats, and their wellbeing. He does everything in his power to get a patient better with minimal invasive treatment. He is honest and ethical. I am so glad my primary physician referred me to him. He is fantastic.
in Wilmington, NC |
I owe Dr. Eck my everything. One of the most compassionate humble surgeons I've ever met. He fused me from c2-t2, posterior. His work was impeccable. I'd give anything to still have access to his practice.
Atlanta, GA |
Great Experience with Dr. Eck, I have chronic back and neck pain. Most of the time I can get a trigger point injection in the office, which helps ease the pain. Friendly and efficient office
in Chattanooga, TN |
great doctor, would recommend him to anybody for surgery. staff is great also. he explains everything to you so that understand everything. I would not go any where else for my spine care
in Chattanooga, TN |
He sent me for a MRI in an enclosed machine where They back you into it for 25 minutes. It took me a few times because it was stressing me out. So i go in today for a follow up to review the results and i tell Dr. Eck about the machine and i wish i knew there were up to date machines, with a sheepish grin because it was slightly humorous now. He gets SUPER defensive and starts being a complete jerk. He calls me a baby and it is my fault because i should have said i was afraid. NEVER USE HIM
in Chattanooga, TN |
I took the recommendations of a close friend and saw Dr. Eck about my sciatic nerve pain. An MRI revealed a massive herniated disk. He performed a microdiscectomy; the procedure was painless and I walked out of the hospital an hour later. I did great for about thirty days, but awakened to severe back pain and no mobility. Dr. Eck assured me that it was muscle spasms because of severe inflammation. I continued to improve a little everyday and have been very happy. Thanks Dr Eck for your patience.
in Lafayette Ga. |
Scheduled MRI for back injury. Was to go in 1 week for results. Was put off 1 week (dr family emergency). Finally diagnosed with herniated disc / pinched nerve. Prescribed meds and PT. No relief. He offered a epidural in 1 week. AGAIN.(family emergency) 2 weeks later,got the epidural. No relief. Pain meds and PT. No relief. Went back. Asked him to fill out some papers and he got aggravated as did I when he said he didn't know why I hurt. He said I need a second opinion. Unfriendly! UnPersonable!
in Chattanooga, TN |
Unfortunately this will be the first time I will rate any of the doctors at CSM as being so poor that I can't even give him one star. I actually have seen 3 other doctors there for many procedures in the last 20 years and would rate any of those three 5 stars. Dr. Eck was very rude and uncaring. He didn't take the time to even shake my hand or look at me when he introduced himself. After going to a different Spine specialist, we realized he had missed diagnosed me too. Appears to be arrogant.
We value all feedback and appreciate you taking the time to review us.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Dr. Eck really took the time to listen to my concerns and helped create a plan to reduce my pain and get me back in my running shoes. The procedure done went smoothly and was done in a timely manner. I appreciate Dr. Eck's amazing bedside manner and compassion. Highly recommended!
Thank you for taking the time to review us, Tina.
in Chattanooga, TN |
Performed discectomy, opened nerve passages in vertebrae, and spinal fusion to excellent results. Dr Eck was very knowledgeable and caring. Explored other options until surgery was the only option.
Thank you for taking the time to review us, David.
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Dr. Eck accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
    Blue Open Access POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
    Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health
  • Tufts Health Plan
    Tufts Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Memorial Hospital
2525 Desales Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37404
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