Piedmont Orthopaedic's spine team featured on local news station

Dr. Kevin Stevenson, Piedmont Orthopaedic Complex spine and neurosurgeon, was recently featured in a news segment on Middle Georgia's 41NBC. Stevenson was interviewed along with Mallary Winslow Pavlik, a recent patient of his who underwent an SI joint fusion earlier in the year, an innovative and minimally invasive surgery that is changing the lives of people suffering from chronic back pain. The sacroiliac (SI) joint is located in the pelvis, linking the iliac bone (pelvis) to the sacrum (lowest part of the spine above the tailbone). This joint transfers weight and forces between your upper body and legs and is an essential component for shock absorption. Mallary had been suffering from lower back pain that made it difficult for her to work and move around ever since she was in a terrible car accident. After spending lots of time, energy and money on seeking the right treatment, Mallary finally discovered, with the help of Dr. Stevenson, that the force from the car accident knocked her SI joint out of place. Mallary, who was on track to complete her master's degree in healthcare administration and planning a wedding, decided to take charge of her life and have the surgery. She was ready to finally be able to do all of the things she needed to do. After the 45-minute surgery, Mallary was able to recover quickly and regain more functionality. She is currently in school and looking forward to saying her vows in just over a week. See Mallary's full story Learn more about the SI joint  

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Written by Elaine Rackley on 
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A middle Georgia doctor is using innovative technology to relieve people from chronic back pain. Dr. Kevin Stevenson of Piedmont Orthopedics in Macon, says SI Joint surgery uses minimal invasive technology to successfully treat patients, who thought living with their pain would be a way of life. "There's so many people who've been told there's nothing wrong with you," says Dr. Stevenson. "Your back shouldn't hurt, or they've had back surgery that's not been successful. There's a large group of people in that mix, and with this surgery there's a possibility, that their chronic back pain, or the pain they've been told shouldn't exist, can actually be treated." Read More

posted 05/01/2017 in News, Spine

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