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Spine Surgery

Your spinal cord is part of your central nervous system and plays an important role in day-to-day functions. If conservative treatment methods like physical therapy and interventional pain management haven’t worked to relieve your back pain, surgery might be an option.

Back surgery is the subspecialty of orthopedic surgery devoted to managing spine disorders, including upper and lower back pain and neck pain. Our fellowship-trained spine surgeon at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics is an expert in surgically treating adult degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Conditions commonly treated through spine surgery include:

  • Scoliosis
  • Chronic upper and lower back pain
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Slipped or bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Kyphosis (hunch back)
  • Lordosis (sway back)
  • Retrolisthesis (backward displacement of the vertebrae)
  • Spondylolisthesis (forward displacement of the vertebrae)
  • Bone spurs
  • Nerve damage
  • Conditions associated with metastatic disease of the spine
  • Myelopathy (compression of the spinal cord)
  • Radiculopathy (nerve root injury)

Spine Surgery Procedures

Depending on your diagnosis, one of the following spine procedures may provide back pain relief:

  • Spinal decompression or laminectomy
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
  • Bone grafts
  • Osteotomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical disc replacement (also known as cervical disc arthroplasty)
  • Spinal instrumentation

Watch as our spine surgeon, Dr. Theodore Koreckij, explains laminectomy, a procedure used to treat neck and back pain:

Watch as Dr. Koreckij explains anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), a procedure used to treat radiculopathy and myelopathy:

Watch as Dr. Koreckij explains lumbar spinal fusion, a procedure used to treat spondylolisthesis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, spinal instability and other spine conditions:

Call 913-319-7600 for more information.