The spine physicians and surgeons at UM BWMC use the latest operative techniques to treat spine conditions, disorders and injuries. While there are many conditions and disorders of the spine, some of the degenerative disorders our spine surgeons treat are disc disease, sciatica, disc herniation, spinal stenosis, scoliosis, spondylolisthesis, Myelopathies, tumors and fractures. We treat all parts of the spine - cervical, thoracic and lumbar.
Minimally invasive surgeries consist of a small incision to reach the site of the spine that needs correcting. This technique may allow our patients to recover more quickly, have less scarring and bleeding, and have a shorter stay in the hospital. These surgeries include balloon kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, facet fusions, microdiscectomy and interspinous process spacers.
Spinal deformities, also known as curves of the spine, can happen as a child or as a degenerative process as you get older. Some spinal deformities that require treatment are:
- Spinal fractures - if left untreated, spinal fractures can lead to subsequent fractures and will continue to cause stooped posture and potentially chronic pain
- Kyphosis - curvature of the spine or "humpback"
- Scoliosis - curvature of the spine examined from the patient's anterior or posterior
- Spinal tumors
- Failed fusions/revisions
Non-operative techniques that treat spinal conditions and disorders are:
- Physical therapy
- Spinal injections