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Nashville spine treatment and procedures

Treatments & Procedures

Dr. Law has the necessary expertise, knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive spinal care for the treatmens and procedures listed below. 

 

He and his team of spine specialists provide patients with the latest advancements in conservative, minimally invasive care.

Listed below are the treatment and produces performed by Dr. Law.  Dr. Law and his team provides the latest advancements in conservative, minimally invasive care as well as major spine surgery options.  We have provided pictures, images and drawings of various treatment and procedures.

Treatments and Procedures

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Spondylolisthesis

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)

Spine surgery is traditionally "open surgery." This means that the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) accomplishes the same goal as open surgery, but through smaller incisions. Common conditions treated with MISS are

  • Degenerative disc disease

  • Herniated disc

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis

  • Spinal deformities such as scoliosis

  • Spinal infections

  • Spinal instability including spondylolisthesis

  • Vertebral compression fractures

With long incisions, there is more associated muscle damage. Because the incision is smaller with minimally invasive spine surgery, it avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. Typically, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery. 

* information courtesy of and copyrighted by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis

In spondylolisthesis, the fractured pars interarticularis separates, allowing the injured vertebra to shift or slip forward on the vertebra directly below it. In children and adolescents, this slippage most often occurs during periods of rapid growth — such as an adolescent growth spurt.


Doctors commonly describe spondylolisthesis as either low grade or high grade, depending upon the amount of slippage. A high-grade slip occurs when more than 50% of the width of the fractured vertebra slips forward on the vertebra below it. Patients with high-grade slips are more likely to experience significant pain and nerve injury and to need surgery to relieve
their symptoms and prevent further deterioration

* information courtesy of and copyrighted by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Scoliosis and Kyphosis

Deformity Correction (Scoliosis and Kyphosis)

Scoliosis is a sideways curve in the spine. Kyphosis is a forward curvature of the spine. In adults scoliosis and kyphosis may occur as the discs degenerate. The disc may collapse more to the front or the side causing the spine to deform.

Coccygectomy (tailbone removal)

Coccygectomy (tailbone removal)

Coccygectomy is a surgical procedure in which the coccyx or tailbone is removed. It is considered a required treatment for sacrococcygeal teratoma and other germ cell tumors arising from the coccyx. Coccygectomy is the treatment of last resort for coccydynia (coccyx pain) which has failed to respond to nonsurgical treatment. Non surgical treatments include use of seat cushions, external or internal manipulation and massage of the coccyx and the attached muscles, medications given by local injections under fluoroscopic guidance, and medications