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Neck/Spine

The vertebral column, also known as backbone or spine, is a bony structure consisting of 24 articulating vertebrae and nine fused vertebrae.
No two back problems are identical, which is why our approach to treatment is individual to each patient. We provide the highest level of clinical expertise and education in operative and non-operative treatments for both simple and complex spinal problems.
Some of the most common neck & spine conditions include:

  • Broken vertebrae
  • Herniated disk
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Neck pain
  • Infection

Possible Treatments and Procedures


Discectomy: A discectomy is one of the most common procedures performed to correct problems caused by a herniated disc. When a damaged portion of a disc is compressing nerves, removing that damage will decompress the nerve and symptoms should resolve.

In most cases where a discectomy is performed in the neck, a cervical spine fusion is needed to stabilize that area. This helps to eliminate pain caused by spinal instability by locking the vertebrae above and below the disc in place.

Fusion Procedures: The Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion procedure grants access to the spine from the front (abdomen), while a TLIF (Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion) or PLIF (Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion) grants the surgeon access to the spine from the posterior. XLIF (eXtreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) is performed while the patient is laying on their side, giving the surgeon access to the disc from the side. Different approaches allow the surgeon to correct different conditions.

360 Degree Spine Fusion: The 360 degree spine fusion is performed on a patient that requires extra stability in the spinal column or when it is suspected that the spine will not heal easily. The first part of the 360 degree fusion is to perform an ALIF procedure. The patient will be laying on his back while the fusion is performed. After the ALIF is performed the patient is turned over and a posterior lumbar inner transverse fusion (PLF) is performed.