The spine surgeons at First State Orthopaedics provide specialty experience and treatment for the common and complex cervical, thoracic, and lumbar disorders. Our fellowship trained spine surgeons emphasize non-operative treatment and only use surgery as a last resort. They will use minimally invasive techniques to allow for less pain and a faster recovery. Our treatment plan focuses on an accurate diagnosis of the source of a patient’s pain. This strategy, combined with many techniques, enable many of our spine patients to achieve excellent results. Our spine team is at the forefront of outpatient spine procedures, including total disc replacement. These minimally invasive techniques, combined with the expertise of the First State Surgery Center, now allow patients to recover in their own homes in less pain. The First State Orthopaedics spine team offers a full range of treatment for degenerative and traumatic conditions, including: 

  • Lumbar and cervical total disc replacement 
  • Cervical discectomy and fusion 
  • Lumbar discectomy and fusion 
  • Minimally invasive techniques for cervical and lumbar surgery 
  • Rehabilitation management of the injured worker 
  • We also offer a wide array of nonoperative treatment techniques, including injections, physical therapy, and bracing. 

Our surgeons are proficient on the latest technology and utilize the most cutting-edge techniques. You owe it to yourself to get a second opinion at First State Orthopaedics before making an important decision for your spine. Make an appointment today.

Frequently Treated Problems:

  • Arthritic disorders 
  • Fractures Disc herniations 
  • Failed back surgery and second opinions 
  • Nerve compression 
  • Spinal stenosis 
  • Low back pain 
  • Spondylolisthesis 
  • Instability
  • Neck pain and whiplash 
  • Post traumatic injury
  • Discography
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet injections
  • Medial branch block
  • Neurolytic blocks
  • Peripheral nerve block
  • Selective Nerve root block
  • Sympathetic nerve block Lidocaine infusion
  • Trigger point injections
  • Transforaminal injections
  • Orthobiologics and regenerative medicine

Our Services:

  • Anterior cervical decompression and fusion 
  • Posterior cervical decompression and fusion 
  • Cervical total disc replacement 
  • Fusion for trauma 
  • Lumbar decompression and fusion 
  • Lumbar laminectomy 
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy 
  • Lumbar total disc replacement 
  • Minimally invasive techniques 
  • Motion sparing technology 
  • Stem cell treatment 
  • Regenerative medicine

Non Surgical Care and Management:











Surgical Care and Management: