Innovation

Conditions of the Spine lead to many of the most difficult challenges in patient care.  The human spine is subject to an incredible range of motions.  It must bend and twist and maintain balance.  Patient Conditions resulting from problems with the spine are what drive the medical community to develop innovative solutions.

Technology in medicine is becoming increasingly more sophisticated and Minimal Access Spinal Technologies are allowing for treatment of herniated discs and other procedures in a much less invasive manner. These technologies are allowing surgeons to perform procedures with smaller incisions and less damage to the surrounding tissues.  Minimal Access Technologies are advancing in every aspect of medicine and will continue to advance in the area of spinal surgery.

Every patient’s condition is considered unique and our practice utilizes the most appropriate technologies designed to promote the best patient outcomes possible.

New Innovations

Back pain is all too familiar to many Americans, 80 percent of whom will experience at least one severe episode at some time during their lives.  A common casue of chronic back pain is degenerative disc disease.  With this condition, the cartilaginous disc that serves as a cushioned shock absorber between the vertebrae becomes arthritic and unstable, often causing excruciating pain.  Disc Arthroplasty or total disc replacement is one option in selected cases for the treatment of degenerative disc disease.

Disc Arthroplasty or total disc replacement involves removing the degenerative disc and inserting an artificial one made of a cobalt-chromium alloy and polyethylene (metal and hard plastic) between the two vertebral bones.  The artificial disc technology may allow patients to maintain the motion of the affected disc space.

The Atlanta Spine Institute is proud to be on of the few select facilities in the US and internationally with the in-house knowledge and skill to offer this next evolutionary step in spine surgery.