The spine team at Piedmont Orthopaedic offers patients more options when selecting the best treatment plan that fits with his or her lifestyle. The physicians at Piedmont offer both Non-Surgical Treatment Plans as well as the most Minimally-Invasive Surgical Procedures for patients of all ages. Not all pain requires a lifetime medication prescription, and not all patients require surgery. Many of the procedures offered by Piedmont enable patients to eliminate or alleviate pain and return to their normal lives without the need for either.
Non-Surgical Treatment Plans
Most non-surgical options involve precise needle placement for better results and fewer complications.
Piedmont physicians draw on diverse backgrounds that include neurology, EMG/neuroimaging, interventional pain, and neurosurgery to employ a variety of non-surgical treatment modalities designed to relieve pain. Many of these treatment methods include the use of highly sophisticated technology that allows greater understanding of what is going on as well as precise needle placement for better results and fewer complications. If you would like to learn more about some of the non-surgical spine procedures performed at Piedmont, please visit the Patient Education section.
- Physical Therapy
- Nerve Blocks
- Epidural Steroid Injection
- Electromyography (EMG)
- Facet Joint Injections
- Medial Branch Block
- Nerve Conduction Study (NCS)
- Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
An injection is performed with the help of X-ray device known as a fluoroscope, which allows for greater vision and precision.
The Piedmont spine team offers an exhaustive list of different surgeries related to the spine, and each surgery is further customized to fit specific patient needs. Piedmont is the one of the only places in the Southeastern United States offering comprehensive endoscopic spine surgeries.
Some of the more common spine surgeries include
- Radiofrequency Ablation
- Endoscopic Spine Fusion
- Endoscopic Discectomy
- Anterior Cervical Fusion
- Posterior Cervical Discectomy without Fusion
Many of the spine surgeries performed at Piedmont are minimally invasive, which allows for smaller incisions, less pain and shorter recovery periods. Pictured below is an incision site immediately after a recent endoscopic discectomy:
If you would like to learn more about the surgical procedures offered by Piedmont, please visit our Patient Education section.
Patient Story: Craig Karch
Craig Karch had a double lumbar fusion, a minimally invasive spine procedure, last year at the Coliseum Medical Center. His neurosurgeon, Dr. Kevin Stevenson, is one of the only physicians in this area offering comprehensive endoscopic solutions for spine pain.
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Make an appointment with a physician here or by calling 478.474.2114.
It’s time to get back to your life. Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex can help you do it faster.