Dr. Brett Taylor specializes in treating arthritis, degenerative disc disease, fractures, herniated discs, osteoporosis, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis.
When spinal fusion surgery is performed, (whether cervical fusion or lumbar fusion) two or more vertebrae are fused together and the disc space between them no longer exists; the two bones form a single piece of bone tissue. Read more about cervical fusion. To read more about lumbar fusion Click here
Cervical laminoplasty involves removing a portion of a vertebrae to relieve pressure on the spinal cord. Read more about cervical laminoplasty
Lumbar decompression is performed to relieve pressure on one or more nerves in the back. The procedure involves removing the herniated disc and other tissues that may be compressing a nerve. Read more about lumbar decompression.
Microdiscectomy/lumbar disc herniation is similar to a lumbar decompression, except that it is a minimally invasive procedure. Read more about microdiscectomy/lumbar disc herniation
Artificial disc replacement is performed in place of a fusion and attempts to restore motion at the affected disc. Read more about artificial disc replacement