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    Cary R. Templin, M.D.

    Spinal Surgery & Disorders
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    Minimally Invasive Procedures for

    Neck & Back Pain Management
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    Non-operative Treatment Options for

    Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine Disorders
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    Traditional Techniques to Maximize the

    Healing Potential of Your Body

Treatments

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) uses the latest advanced technology to treat back pain and neck pain caused by a variety of spinal conditions. Special surgical instruments, devices and advanced imaging techniques are used to visualize and perform the surgery through small incisions. The aim of MISS is to minimize damage to the muscles and surrounding structures enabling faster recovery and less pain.

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Spinal Deformity Surgery

The Spine or backbone provides stability to the upper part of our body. It helps to hold the body upright. It consists of several irregularly shaped bones, called vertebrae appearing in a straight line. The spine has two gentle curves, when looked from the side and appears to be straight when viewed from the front. When these curves are exaggerated, pronounced problems can occur such as back pain, breathing difficulties and fatigue and the condition will be considered as deformity. Spine deformity can be defined as abnormality in the shape, curvature and flexibility of spine.

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Spinal Fusion

Spinal fusion is the surgical technique of combining two or more vertebrae. Fusion of the vertebrae involves insertion of secondary bone tissue obtained either through auto graft (tissues from the same patient) or allograft (tissues from the other person) to augment the bone healing process.

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Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression is a surgical procedure done to relieve pain and associated symptoms caused by pressure or compression on the spinal cord and/or nerves.

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Total Disc Replacement

Total disc replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased or damaged intervertebral discs of the spinal column are replaced with an artificial disc to restore the normal function and movement of the spine. The discs in your spine are soft cushions that sit between each vertebra, the bones that make up the spinal column.

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Cervical Disc Replacement

Artificial cervical disc replacement surgery is an alternative to spinal fusion surgery, where the damaged intervertebral disc in the neck is removed and replaced with a disc implant. This surgery relieves neck pain as well as restores the normal range of motion of the neck.

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Kyphoplasty

Spine injection is a nonsurgical treatment modality recommended for treatment of chronic back pain. Injection of certain medicinal agents relieves pain by blocking the nerve signals between specific areas of the body and the brain. The treatment approach involves injections of local anesthetics, steroids, or narcotics into the affected soft tissues, joints, or nerve roots. It may also involve complex nerve blocks and spinal cord stimulation.

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Lumbar Laminectomy

Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure of the spine to relieve excess pressure on the spinal nerve(s) in the lumbar region of the lower back. The surgery can be executed to relieve the back pain or radiating leg pain due to compression over the nerve. The term laminectomy originated from the Latin words ‘lamina’ which is a ‘thin plate, sheet or a layer’ and the word ‘ectomy’ which means ‘removal’. The laminectomy involves removal of the lamina or roof of the vertebra to provide room for the nerves to leave the spine.

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Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to treat vertebral compression fractures caused by weakened bones.
The spine, also called the back bone, is designed to give us stability, smooth movement, as well as providing a corridor of protection for the delicate spinal cord. It is made up of bony segments called vertebrae and fibrous tissue called intervertebral discs.

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Endoscopic Discectomy

Endoscopic Discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of herniated disc, lower back and leg pain. The aim of surgery is to remove the herniated disc which is exerting excessive pressure on the spinal nerves to relieve the patient’s lower back and leg pain.

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Spine Injections

Spine injection is a nonsurgical treatment modality recommended for treatment of chronic back pain. Injection of certain medicinal agents relieves pain by blocking the nerve signals between specific areas of the body and the brain. The treatment approach involves injections of local anesthetics, steroids, or narcotics into the affected soft tissues, joints, or nerve roots. It may also involve complex nerve blocks and spinal cord stimulation.

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