UVA Orthopaedic Spine Program
2014 - Dr. A. Shimer
discusses "When Should You see a Doctor About Low Back Pain"....
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The UVA Division of Orthopaedic Spine
Surgery provides a unique comprehensive spine program focused on
patient care research and education ranging from pediatric age to the
elderly. At UVA you will be assessed by our spine specialist who will
evaluate your condition and will discuss all possible options; always
starting with conservative treatment as the first line of
If surgery is contemplated, our spine
specialists will offer you the surgical treatment that they think is
the most appropriate for your condition. This may be a minimal invasive
day surgery procedure, or in some cases a complex spinal
Our Spine specialists have an extensive
training and experience that range from cervical and lumbar disc
replacement, minimal invasive procedure such as microendoenscopic
decompression or fusion, kyphoplasties, or complex spine surgery for
pediatric and or adult deformities.
In partnership with
our colleagues from Neurosurgery we perform more than 1500 spine
procedures every year.
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