Spine

Spine Disorders Treated:
Craniocervical Junction/Cervical/Thoracic and Lumbosacral

  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Facet/Joint Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Trauma—Fractures/Dislocations
  • Tumor—Primary/Metastatic
  • Infection
  • Compression Fractures
  • Craniocervical Disorders
  • Failed Back/Chronic Pain Disorders
  • Sacroiliac Joint Degeneration

Technologies Used:

  • Cyberknife for Tumors
  • Adult Autologous Stem Cell Treatment for Arthrosis/Bone Growth
  • Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
  • Navigational Techniques
  • Microscopic Techniques
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal –Dorsal Column Stimulator Implantation

Procedures Performed:

  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy/Decompression
  • Corpectomy/Stabilization
  • Open and Minimally Invasive Approaches
  • Complex Stabilization and Reconstruction with Instrumentation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Micro Surgery
  • Navigational Surgery
  • Cyberknife

General Guidelines for Patient Discharge Instructions:

Following Spine Surgery—Neck or Lower Back

  • Keep incision clean and dry.
  • Do not apply antibiotic ointment(s) to your wound.
  • You may shower but DO NOT soak incision and DO NOT allow direct water pressure on the incision; blot dry your incision with a towel after showering.
  • If a lower back brace is ordered, wear when up out of bed only; DO NOT sleep or lay in bed with your brace.
  • If a neck brace is ordered you may need to wear it at all times except for shower, shaving and hygiene—follow specific instructions provided by your neurosurgeon.
  • No lifting greater that 10 lbs.—similar to 2 gallons of milk.
  • No excessive twisting or heavy impact activity until discussed in your post-surgical clinic follow-up appointment. This includes avoidance of vacuuming, sweeping, lawn care, shoveling, etc.
  • Walk often, as much as is comfortable.
  • Take your pain medications and muscle relaxants as prescribed.
  • Light stretching and bending is appropriate –to comfort only; DO NOT strain your back.
  • You may sleep in any position that is comfortable, but do not stay on back for prolonged periods of time—try to sleep on your side if possible.
  • Keep pressure off your incision area.
  • Confirm a follow-up clinic appointment 7-10 days after your surgery at (361) 883-4323.

Call (361) 883-4323 if you have questions or concerns or if you experience:

  • increasing redness at the incision;
  • drainage from the incision;
  • uncontrolled pain;
  • loss of bowel or bladder control;
  • or body temperatures equal or greater than 101.5.

Corpus Christi Office

1227 3rd. St. Corpus Christi, TX 78404

 Phone: 361.883.4323

Fax:   361.883.4324

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Victoria Texas

302 E. Airline, Vitoria, TX 77901

 Phone: 361.576.1411

Fax: 361.883.4324

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