Injuries to the back can have serious consequences including keeping you from earning a living or performing daily tasks. At the Sterling Group Spine Center our patients receive the prompt evaluation and treatment they need to achieve the best results possible. Our highly trained physicians use the latest in diagnostic and treatment services and follow best care practices in this field. We also partner with Vereen Rehabilitation Center to ensure our patients achieve the best health outcome for their condition.
Degenerative Spinal Disorders
Degenerative spine conditions involve the gradual loss of normal structure and function of the spine. Aging is the most common cause, but it may also be the result of tumors, infections or arthritis. Pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots caused by degeneration can occur because of:
- Slipped or herniated discs
- Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spinal canal
- Osteoarthritis, or breakdown of the cartilage at the spinal joints
We provide both the surgical and non-surgical expert care you need to correct or manage your condition.
Complex Cervical Spinal Surgery
Complex spine surgery include procedures that are more invasive and difficult than most surgical options. They are most often used in cases of degenerative scoliosis, malignant spine tumors, severe spinal trauma, or other situations where there has been a significant misalignment of the spinal vertebrae. If you require complex cervical spinal surgery, you need a physician who has years of expertise in this area, such as Dr. Andrew Cordista, head of our Spine Surgery Department.
Minimally Invasive Techniques
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is a type of surgery that uses smaller incisions than those used in standard surgery. This often causes less harm to the surrounding muscles and other tissues, which can lead to less pain and faster recovery after surgery. MISS is often the right choice for a variety of conditions, including:
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Spinal deformities (like scoliosis)
- Spinal instability
- Spondylolysis (a defect in part of a lower vertebrae)
- Fractured vertebra
- Removal of a tumor in the spine
- Infection in the spine
Our skilled spinal surgeons will evaluate your condition and recommend the best treatment, which may include MISS.
Artificial Disc Replacement
For patients suffering from constant low back pain, one successful treatment option that is replacing the painful disc with an artificial one. Using materials similar to those used in joint replacements, one or more discs are removed and the artificial one(s) is implanted in its place. This treatment option is not for everyone, so contact us to schedule a full evaluation and learn if this innovative surgery is appropriate to your needs.
Spine Deformity Reconstruction
Spinal deformity reconstruction is used to treat a wide variety of conditions that result in the spine being misshapen, such as scoliosis, kyphosis, Scheuermann’s disease and more. These conditions may cause the spine to be curved from side to side, rotated and/or curved forward too much. The type of surgery required for spinal reconstruction depends on the degree of the curve, where the curve is located within the spine, patient age, patient general health and other factors. Our spinal surgeons understand the complex issues that a spine deformity reconstruction entails and will present the best treatment options for your needs. Whether the treatment plan includes complex or minimally invasive procedures, your back is in good hands.