Lumbar Corpectomy

Surgical procedures Lumbar Corpectomy If you’ve suffered a spinal fracture or have a tumor or infection that’s causing compression of your spinal nerves, you may be in serious pain. One treatment, though surgically invasive, is a lumbar corpectomy. During this procedure, your board-certified surgeon removes almost all of the injured vertebra and disc. The physicians at […]

Anterior Cervical Corpectomy

Surgical procedures Anterior Cervical Corpectomy If you’re suffering from nerve compression in your neck, you’ll likely have neck pain accompanied by numbness and weakness extending into your shoulders, arms and hands. While back surgery is often the last resort of our conservative approach, it can be necessary in this case to get you back on […]

Corpectomy vs. Discectomy

No one wants to have back surgery. But if your pain and limitations have reached the point where you find yourself considering this option, then have a conversation with your spinal medicine specialist at the Southeastern Spine Institute. The advantages of improving your quality of life may outweigh the risks and downtime associated with even […]

Blog – Surgery

Blog – Surgery CATEGORIES Conditions & Diagnosis Exercise Tips FAQ & General Discussions Pain-Free Life Post Surgery Recovery Prevent Falls Protect Your Knees Spine Health Tips Surgery Travel To Charleston Treatments View all What Is Minimally Invasive Back Surgery? January 4, 2021 If you’ve been told you need to have surgery on your back, that […]

Glossary of Medical Definitions

Resources Glossary of medical definitions The Southeastern Spine Institute (SSI) wants you to understand what you need to know about your back and spine. We’ve compiled a list of the medical terms we use when talking about back care in Charleston. Find the short, easy-to-understand medical definitions we’ve provided for you as part of our […]

Waking Up Without Back Pain

Waking Up Without Back Pain Back pain relief is the ultimate outcome of back surgery. Age and injury are the leading causes of back pain in the United States, but it doesn’t have to cripple you. While nearly 80 percent of all Americans will suffer back pain at some point in their lives (and more […]