Innovative Spine Surgery 

Back pain is a common and often debilitating condition. Though many back issues can be treated with methods such as physical therapy or minimally invasive injections, certain conditions or individual circumstances require surgery. In these cases, a thorough consultation with our board-certified surgeons can help you determine if spinal surgery is the right option for you.

Center for Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics offers the most advanced spine surgery care available anywhere, delivered by fellowship trained specialists who are leading their industry. We offer innovative surgical techniques – including minimally invasive approaches – that help preserve motion in the spine and make a real difference in the quality of life our patients experience.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure in which a herniated or degenerative vertebral disc in your neck is removed and replaced with a bone graft, relieving painful pressure on spinal nerves and restoring quality of life.

Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement replaces a degenerative or damaged spinal disc with an artificial disc implant to relieve the pain of compressed nerves in the cervical spine. Unlike a rigid neck fusion, the implant is designed to preserve range of motion, allowing you to move your neck more freely.

Artificial Disc Replacement in the Lumbar Spine replaces a damaged or deteriorated vertebral disc in the lower back with an artificial disc. This procedure allows your spine to bend and twist and may be an alternative to spinal fusion.

Cervical Laminaplasty creates more space for the spinal cord and nerve roots to relieve the pain of spinal stenosis, a narrowing of spinal canal that can result from arthritis. In this procedure, the surgeon scores and cuts through the lamina, the bony protrusions covering the spine, to relieve pressure in the spinal column.

Laminectomy is another way to relieve the pain of spinal stenosis, which can also result from bony growths in the spinal column. In this procedure, the lamina of one or more vertebrae is removed, not scored and cut to create a hinge as with cervical laminaplasty.

Lumbar disc microsurgery is a minimally invasive procedure to relieve pressure on nerve roots caused by herniated disc. This procedure can also be used to eliminate the pain of sciatica.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion is generally used to treat back or leg pain, as well as degenerative disc disease. Since most TLIF procedures access the disc through only one side of the spine, recovery time after the procedure will be shorter than with traditional fusion surgery.

Click here for more information and explanatory videos on spine surgery procedures at CSMO. To schedule a consultation with one of our spine specialists, call (423) 624-2696.