CLEARWATER, Fla., April 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- From limited movement, to excruciating pain, millions of people around the world suffer from chronic back and neck pain. CBS news featured a report on a new cutting-edge procedure, Artificial Disc Replacement, which is revolutionizing the way chronic pain is being treated.
Dr. Ashraf Hanna, a board certified physician and director of pain management at the Florida Spine Institute in Clearwater, Fl discusses the treatment options available: "The Florida Spine Institute offers a comprehensive wellness program and multi-disciplinary treatment modalities ranging from physical therapy, simple injections to procedures such as radiofrequency ablation and spinal cord stimulation implants."
"The majority of our patients do well with conservative care and only 5-10% of patients will have to undergo spine surgery. When it comes to spine surgery, our surgeons offer all aspects of surgical procedures from minimally-invasive surgery to the more complex multi-level fusion surgery, instead of being limited to only one procedure like laser spine surgery."
Artificial Disc Replacement has recently become a very viable option for patients with damaged or diseased discs. Dr. Scott Webb, director of Spine Surgery at the Florida Spine Institute, describes this advancement in spine surgery: "In the past, we used spinal fusions to bind multiple vertebrae together, which restricted movement and introduced increased pressure to the adjacent vertebrae. Now, with the new Artificial Disc Replacement procedure, patients have much more range of motion and can be confident in the lifespan of the treatment."
One of the patients being treated by Dr. Webb was a Hollywood screenwriter and best selling author, R.J. Smith: "Before seeing Dr. Webb, I was riding my bicycle in 2013 and fell into an un-barricaded hole. After losing all feeling in my left arm and fingers I consulted with Dr. Webb who advised of a surgery we could attempt to try and bring back the movement and feeling, but that there were no guarantees. Luckily, I regained motion after a successful surgery performed by Dr. Webb."
For over 25 years, Florida Spine Institute has been the leader and most trusted medical facility in the Tampa Bay area, providing the latest advancements in spine surgery, and the treatment of spine and joint pain.
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SOURCE Florida Spine Institute