Why Pioneer Spine Group:

Our focus is on the diagnosis and management of neck, back and spinal nerve pain. Our practice aims to treat you and not the MRI. This approach embraces non-operative perspectives and options. When surgery is indicated, we strive to find minimally invasive approaches and techniques which will make the recovery as efficient and effective as possible. I look forward to introducing you to our practice.

Motion Preservation

Cervical and lumbar disc replacements offer an alternative to spine fusions. Artificial disc replacements have the added benefit of allowing normal spinal motion after surgery. The implants used in neck and low back artificial disc replacement are modeled off the successful use of metal and plastic which was pioneered and ongoing for Orthopedic hip and knee replacements. The significance for the spine patient is that an artificial disk replacement does not demand more motion and stress to neighboring spinal levels which can present a problem in cases where spine fusion is done.

Endoscopic Surgery

Most of us are familiar with arthroscopic Orthopedic procedures (e.g. knee and shoulder arthroscopy). We now have the technology to perform spine surgery for common problems such as disc herniation and lumbar spinal stenosis through an incision about the size of a pen. In spine endoscopic procedures, a camera is positioned at the level of the spinal canal and allows for direct visualization and treatment of the pain generator.

Minimally Invasive Revision

A patient with previous spine surgery requires an extra level of diagnostic commitment to confidently diagnosis the pain generator. At Pioneer Spine Group we often use CT myelograms for the patient with a previous spine surgery to try and pinpoint the exact level of the problem offering more specificity over MRI's. With the most exact diagnosis, unique approaches such as a lateral approach to the spine can allow for correction of the problem without needing to undo or redo the previous surgery.

Conditions We Treat

  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Neck Pain
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Spine Fracture