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Spine Surgery, Neurosurgical and Back Surgery evaluations of neck and back pain, nerve compression syndromes, herniated intervertebral discs, and spinal cord compression syndromes. Information regarding peripheral nerve (including nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and spine surgery services are much needed in Texas. Becomepainfree.com is here to serve this major void in Texas.

English: Spinal cord compression, status-post ...

English: Spinal cord compression, status-post 2-level, anterior cervical discectomy & fusion (ACDF) with allograft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neuro Surgeons and Spine Surgeons – Neuro Surgeons and Spine surgeons with special expertise in cervical thoracic, lumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc removal, treatment of spine fractures and other spine injuries, spinal synovial or ganglion cysts, spinal cord herniation syndromes, Arnold Chiari-Malformation, syringomyelia, vertebral hemangiomas, schwannomas (neuromas), neurofibromas, gliomas (including astrocytoma, olgiodendroglioma, ependymoma, and ganglioglioma) chordomas, spinal chondrosarcomas, other spine tumors, and surgery for spinal stenosis.

The Neuro Surgeon and Spine Surgery Evaluation Center of Becomepainfree.com has been established to provide timely out-patient consultation for patients with spine surgery, neurosurgical neurosurgical evaluation of neck and back pain. Patients with routine or complicated spinal disc syndromes as well as undiagnosed neurological problems related to the spine will be evaluated. This will include cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spondylitic disorders with or without nerve root compression, spinal cord compression, herniated intervertebral discs, spinal cord tumors, syringomyelia, or other congenital spine disorders.

Please contact our offices today so that we may help you with a member of our surgical team. Call Us: (214) 396-3647 | (888) 373-3720

Fax #:  (888)238-9155 or online 24/7 at www.becomepainfree.com

Dr. Henrik Mike-Mayer, M.D. Featured

 

Dr. Henrik Mike-Mayer, M.D.

2504 Ridge Road, #206, RockwallTexasUnited States, 75087

Dr. Mike-Mayer is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon specializing in the non-operative and surgical treatment of spinal disorders. He completed his undergraduate degree at Drake University. He earned 

Dr. Neil Dilip Shah, MD

Dallas, , TxUnited States

Neil Dilip Shah, MD is a Board-Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgery. Dr. Shah brings a conservative approach to low back and neck pain while also offering the most current minimally invasive surgical techniques when a procedure 

Dr. Steven J. Cyr, M.D., FAAOS

21 Spurs Lane, San AntonioTX, 78240

www.saspine.com

Steven J. Cyr, M.D., is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who received extensive training to specialize in the delicate science of Spine Surgery. Anyone who knows Dr. Cyr well will tell you that he is a man driven for quality and excellence. His high 

Dr. Venkat Sethuraman M.D.

2021 N. MacArthur Blvd, IrvingTx, 75061

Mayo Fellowship Trained Board-Certified Spine Surgeon Minimally Invasive Spine Specialist Education Undergraduate: Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ Medical: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Training Orthopaedic Surgery Residen

Dr Saqib Siddiqui M.D.

14450 T C Jester Boulevard #100, HoustonTX, 77014

BOARD ELIGIBLE ORTHOPEDIC and SPINE SURGEON Dr Siddiqui is proficient in treating cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal conditions and disorders whether they require surgical treatment or non-operative treatment. Degenerative disc disease is a common pro 

Dr. Eric Gioia, M.D

2900 N I-35, Ste 110, DentonTxUSA, 76201

Dr. Eric Gioia has been practicing neurosurgeon in Texas for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical School (1979), Dr. Gioia completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis (1985) and served his su 

Dr. J. Kevin Kaufman, M.D.

3625 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort WorthTXUSA, 76107

Dr. Kaufman is a specialist in cerebrovascular, skull base and complex spine surgery. He has published numerous articles, manuscripts and abstracts on subjects such as brain tumors and complex spinal surgery. He has also made presentations on skull base a 

Dr. John A. Sazy, M.D.

431 Omega Dr. #104, ArlingtonTXUSA, 76014

Dr. John Sazy is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with extensive training in Spine Surgery with offices in Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Sazy evaluates for and performs reconstructive spine surgery, revision spine surgery, scoliosis surger 

Dr. Kenneth J.H. Lee, M.D.

6929 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100, SugarlandTX, 77479

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Board Certified/Fellowship Trained Surgery of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Kenneth J.H. Lee, M.D. Born in Chicago, Illinois and a native of North Carolina, Dr. Kenneth Lee graduated from Duke Universi 

Dr. Shawn Henry, DO

3600 W 7th St, Fort WorthTXUSA, 76107

Dr. Henry earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University. He participated in a traditional rotating internship and an Orthopedic Surgery through Ohio University. Dr. Henry’s fellowship work was completed with the Texas Back Institut 

Telephone(214) 396-3647

Dr. Steve P. Courtney M.D.

5228 W. Plano Pkwy, PlanoTXUnited States, 75093

www.becomepainfree.com

As a highly skilled specialist in surgical procedures involving the spine, Dr. Stephen P. Courtney has established an excellent reputation with his professional colleagues and patients. He is a board-certified, fellowship- trained orthopedic spine sur 

Telephone(214) 396-3647

Dr. Zach Kelley

7777 Forest Lane, Bldg. C, Suite 500, DallasTX, 75230

Dr. Zach Kelley is a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine procedures. Patients who have minimally invasive spine procedures have smaller incisions, less blood loss, and a shorter hospital stay. Dr. Zach Kelley co 

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Spine Surgery, Neurosurgical and Back Surgery evaluations of neck and back pain, nerve compression syndromes, herniated intervertebral discs, and spinal cord compression syndromes. Information regarding peripheral nerve (including nerve compression such as carpal tunnel syndrome) and spine surgery services are much needed in Texas. Becomepainfree.com is here to serve this major void in Texas.

English: Spinal cord compression, status-post ...

English: Spinal cord compression, status-post 2-level, anterior cervical discectomy & fusion (ACDF) with allograft. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Neuro Surgeons and Spine Surgeons – Neuro Surgeons and Spine surgeons with special expertise in cervical thoracic, lumbar, and lumbosacral intervertebral disc removal, treatment of spine fractures and other spine injuries, spinal synovial or ganglion cysts, spinal cord herniation syndromes, Arnold Chiari-Malformation, syringomyelia, vertebral hemangiomas, schwannomas (neuromas), neurofibromas, gliomas (including astrocytoma, olgiodendroglioma, ependymoma, and ganglioglioma) chordomas, spinal chondrosarcomas, other spine tumors, and surgery for spinal stenosis.

The Neuro Surgeon and Spine Surgery Evaluation Center of Becomepainfree.com has been established to provide timely out-patient consultation for patients with spine surgery, neurosurgical neurosurgical evaluation of neck and back pain. Patients with routine or complicated spinal disc syndromes as well as undiagnosed neurological problems related to the spine will be evaluated. This will include cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spondylitic disorders with or without nerve root compression, spinal cord compression, herniated intervertebral discs, spinal cord tumors, syringomyelia, or other congenital spine disorders.

Please contact our offices today so that we may help you with a member of our surgical team. Call Us: (214) 396-3647 | (888) 373-3720

Fax #:  (888)238-9155 or online 24/7 at www.becomepainfree.com

Dr. Henrik Mike-Mayer, M.D. Featured

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Dr. Henrik Mike-Mayer, M.D.

2504 Ridge Road, #206, RockwallTexasUnited States, 75087

Dr. Mike-Mayer is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon specializing in the non-operative and surgical treatment of spinal disorders. He completed his undergraduate degree at Drake University. He earned 

Dr. Neil Dilip Shah, MD

Dallas, , TxUnited States

Neil Dilip Shah, MD is a Board-Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship-Trained Spine Surgery. Dr. Shah brings a conservative approach to low back and neck pain while also offering the most current minimally invasive surgical techniques when a procedure 

Dr. Steven J. Cyr, M.D., FAAOS

21 Spurs Lane, San AntonioTX, 78240

www.saspine.com

Steven J. Cyr, M.D., is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who received extensive training to specialize in the delicate science of Spine Surgery. Anyone who knows Dr. Cyr well will tell you that he is a man driven for quality and excellence. His high 

Dr. Venkat Sethuraman M.D.

2021 N. MacArthur Blvd, IrvingTx, 75061

Mayo Fellowship Trained Board-Certified Spine Surgeon Minimally Invasive Spine Specialist Education Undergraduate: Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ Medical: Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Training Orthopaedic Surgery Residen

Dr Saqib Siddiqui M.D.

14450 T C Jester Boulevard #100, HoustonTX, 77014

BOARD ELIGIBLE ORTHOPEDIC and SPINE SURGEON Dr Siddiqui is proficient in treating cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal conditions and disorders whether they require surgical treatment or non-operative treatment. Degenerative disc disease is a common pro 

Dr. Eric Gioia, M.D

2900 N I-35, Ste 110, DentonTxUSA, 76201

Dr. Eric Gioia has been practicing neurosurgeon in Texas for over 20 years. A graduate of the University of Mississippi Medical School (1979), Dr. Gioia completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis (1985) and served his su 

Dr. J. Kevin Kaufman, M.D.

3625 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort WorthTXUSA, 76107

Dr. Kaufman is a specialist in cerebrovascular, skull base and complex spine surgery. He has published numerous articles, manuscripts and abstracts on subjects such as brain tumors and complex spinal surgery. He has also made presentations on skull base a 

Dr. John A. Sazy, M.D.

431 Omega Dr. #104, ArlingtonTXUSA, 76014

Dr. John Sazy is a fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with extensive training in Spine Surgery with offices in Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Sazy evaluates for and performs reconstructive spine surgery, revision spine surgery, scoliosis surger 

Dr. Kenneth J.H. Lee, M.D.

6929 Southwest Freeway, Suite 100, SugarlandTX, 77479

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon Board Certified/Fellowship Trained Surgery of the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Kenneth J.H. Lee, M.D. Born in Chicago, Illinois and a native of North Carolina, Dr. Kenneth Lee graduated from Duke Universi 

Dr. Shawn Henry, DO

3600 W 7th St, Fort WorthTXUSA, 76107

Dr. Henry earned his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Ohio University. He participated in a traditional rotating internship and an Orthopedic Surgery through Ohio University. Dr. Henry’s fellowship work was completed with the Texas Back Institut 

Telephone(214) 396-3647

Dr. Steve P. Courtney M.D.

5228 W. Plano Pkwy, PlanoTXUnited States, 75093

www.becomepainfree.com

As a highly skilled specialist in surgical procedures involving the spine, Dr. Stephen P. Courtney has established an excellent reputation with his professional colleagues and patients. He is a board-certified, fellowship- trained orthopedic spine sur 

Telephone(214) 396-3647

Dr. Zach Kelley

7777 Forest Lane, Bldg. C, Suite 500, DallasTX, 75230

Dr. Zach Kelley is a fellowship trained spine surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine procedures. Patients who have minimally invasive spine procedures have smaller incisions, less blood loss, and a shorter hospital stay. Dr. Zach Kelley co 

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Back Surgery, Spine Surgery, Spine Pain, Back Pain, Pain Doctor, When is Fusion Recommended?

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English: Tracts of the spinal cord.

English: Tracts of the spinal cord. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are many types of reasons for a surgeon to consider fusing the vertebrae. These include: treatment of a fractured (broken) vertebra; correction of spinal deformity (spinal curves or slippages); elimination of pain from harmful painful motion; treatment of the instability; and treatment of some cervical disc herniations.

One of the less controversial reasons to do spinal fusion surgery is a vertebral fracture. Although not all spinal fractures need surgery, some fractures – particularly those associated with spinal cord or nerve injury – generally require fusion as part of the surgical treatment.

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Augmentation means to add to not take away, a vertebral indicates a vertebra, and the word percutaneous means through the skin. PVA is minimally invasive procedure used to augment a vertebra that has fractured because of osteoporosis or injury to the spine.
Vertebroplasty Procedure 

Orientation of vertebrae

Orientation of vertebrae (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 


A percutaneous vertebroplasty is a relatively new minimally spine invasive procedure used to treat compression fractures if traditional conservative therapy fails. Vertebroplasty may be able to offer spine stability to patients with spinal fractures caused by osteoporosis and those who have had trauma or tumors of the spine.

After a diagnosis of the compression fracture has been made through an MRI or CT scan ordered by a doctor, the patient lies prone and is sedated with a mild anesthetic. Under the guidance of an imaging technique called C-arm or fluoroscopy, the physician injects a cement-like mixture (polymethylmethacrylate) into the vertebra. The entire process takes one to two hours usually , although the actual injection usually takes only about 10 minutes. The cement mixture hardens in about half an hour and after a short recovery period the patient is sent home. Pain killers are often given to the patient for the first couple of days to help ease the pain.

Percutaneous vertebroplasty may be preferred to open surgery for osteoporosis patients because of the already brittle bone areas. However, percutaneous vertebroplasty will not correct the bone lost due to by osteoporosis nor grow it back; it may only stabilize the new fractures. The procedure may restore lost height and decrease “widow’s hump.”

Although the long-term prognosis may not be good for patients with spinal tumors, percutaneous vertebroplasty can be used for spine stabilization to improve their quality of life, pain relief and ability to function.

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Pain, Spine Surgery, Back Surgery, Dr. Neil D. Shah, MD, Irving, TX

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Neil Dilip Shah, MD is a Board-Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship-Trained in Spine Surgeon withBecome Pain Free. Dr. Shah brings a conservative approach to low back and neck pain while also offering the most current minimally invasive surgical techniques when a procedure is indicated. He is dedicated to improving the quality of life for his patients through a multi-disciplinary approach customized to the specific needs of each individual.

Dr. Shah is meticulous in his desire to provide the least invasive treatment options. He does not rely on surgery but understands that in some cases it becomes the necessity for spinal restoration. In such situations, Dr. Shah wants to provide the quickest recovery through the use of the latest and most minimally invasive technology. He is well trained in all spinal procedures (cervical, thoracic and lumbar) including scoliosis and deformity surgeries.

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The lumbar region in regards to the rest of th...

The lumbar region in regards to the rest of the spine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Spine Surgery, Pain, Back Surgery, Posterior Spinal Fusion, P.S.F.

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In a posterior spinal fusion your spine surgeon or neuro surgeon adds bone graft at the back of your spine during surgery to fuse two or more vertebrae together.

The word posterior also refers to the surgical approach, where the skin incision is made; the rear or back of the spine.

 

Orientation of vertebrae

Orientation of vertebrae (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Spinal fusion

Spinal fusion uses bone graft to stimulate bone(s) to heal together—to fuse solid.  Bone graft is packed into many empty spaces between the vertebral bodies and around instrumentation (if added).  As your spine heals, the bone graft stimulates your bone to make new bone and with time, joins bones together.

Bone graft type What it is
Autograft Bone from your body
Allograft Donor bone
Biologics Made from proteins

 

Purpose of spinal instrumentation

Instrumentation immediately stabilizes the spine.  It is a general term that refers to spinal implants.  Spinal implants and devices that may be posteriorly implanted, put or affixed to the back of the spine include interspinous devices, AxiaLIF, plates, rods, screws, wires, and hooks.  Implants are made from materials such as stainless steel or titanium alloy etc.

Our Posterior spinal fusion procedures

There are many types of posterior spinal fusion procedures.  Several are listed below.

Another surgical approach is Direct Lateral Interbody Fusion (DLIF).  The procedure involves small skin incision(s) at the side of the spine.  DLIF is a less invasive surgical approach that avoids cutting through muscles and soft tissues.  During a normal DLIF approach, your spine surgeon or neurosurgeon can access the spine through the psoas muscle (at the side of your low back).

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