Orthopedic Spine

At Optim, the way we treat problems affecting the spine is special. That is because we have the unique ability to treat every patient we see holistically. Our practice employs a range of specialists that are equipped to deal with the specific needs of our patients, no matter what issues you face.
  • Radiating Arm & Leg Pain
  • Disc Herniations (Ruptured Disc)
  • Sciatica (Tingling Sensation)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Forward Slip of Vertebra)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Narrowing of the Spinal Canal)
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine)
  • Spinal Tumors

Lumbar Fusion

A lumbar fusion is performed to ensure the greatest function possible for a failed spine. This is done by fusing together vertebrae to prevent overgrowths of bone spurs, and compression of spinal nerves, that typically result in back and leg pain. Read More


Surgery Tips, Lumbar Fusion

Immediately Following Surgery

  • Wear your brace for comfort and stability. You may remove the brace to eat, sleep, and when seated or resting. You may begin to transition out of the brace as your comfort level allows beginning at the two week mark following surgery (unless instructed otherwise). As you transition out of the brace, keep it accessible to wear if you begin to experience soreness or muscle fatigue. Read More

Lumbar Laminectomy

A lumbar laminectomy is performed to alleviate back and leg pain caused by a condition called lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis develops when the disk degenerates, osteophytes (bone spurs develop) and facet joints enlarge narrowing the spinal cord resulting in pinching the spinal nerves. Read More


Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion

A minimally invasive lumbar spine fusion can be recommended for you after one or two of the lower back disk complexes degenerate and destabilize. Disk complexes, located between the vertebrae, are composed of tissue that give a person the ability to tilt, bend, and rotate as they wish. When those complexes are unable to perform, a range of simple every day tasks become very difficult. A minimally invasive lumbar fusion provides for the ability to treat the failed disk complex with minimal tissue disruption and a relatively swift recovery. Read More


Anterior Cervical Diskectomy

An anterior cervical discectomy is performed to alleviate arm and neck pain caused by a cervical herniated disk or degenerative disk with an osteophyte(bone spur). A cervical herniated disk occurs when a portion of the nucleus pulposis (soft part of disk) ruptures through the annulus(tough outer covering) of the disk and an osteophyte occurs as a means to repair a degenerating disk. Read More

Patient Education

  • Radiating Arm & Leg Pain
  • Disc Herniations (Ruptured Disc)
  • Sciatica (Tingling Sensation)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Forward Slip of Vertebra)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Narrowing of the Spinal Canal)
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine)
  • Spinal Tumors

Lumbar Fusion

A lumbar fusion is performed to ensure the greatest function possible for a failed spine. This is done by fusing together vertebrae to prevent overgrowths of bone spurs, and compression of spinal nerves, that typically result in back and leg pain. Read More


Surgery Tips, Lumbar Fusion

Immediately Following Surgery

  • Wear your brace for comfort and stability. You may remove the brace to eat, sleep, and when seated or resting. You may begin to transition out of the brace as your comfort level allows beginning at the two week mark following surgery (unless instructed otherwise). As you transition out of the brace, keep it accessible to wear if you begin to experience soreness or muscle fatigue. Read More

Lumbar Laminectomy

A lumbar laminectomy is performed to alleviate back and leg pain caused by a condition called lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis develops when the disk degenerates, osteophytes (bone spurs develop) and facet joints enlarge narrowing the spinal cord resulting in pinching the spinal nerves. Read More


Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion

A minimally invasive lumbar spine fusion can be recommended for you after one or two of the lower back disk complexes degenerate and destabilize. Disk complexes, located between the vertebrae, are composed of tissue that give a person the ability to tilt, bend, and rotate as they wish. When those complexes are unable to perform, a range of simple every day tasks become very difficult. A minimally invasive lumbar fusion provides for the ability to treat the failed disk complex with minimal tissue disruption and a relatively swift recovery. Read More


Anterior Cervical Diskectomy

An anterior cervical discectomy is performed to alleviate arm and neck pain caused by a cervical herniated disk or degenerative disk with an osteophyte(bone spur). A cervical herniated disk occurs when a portion of the nucleus pulposis (soft part of disk) ruptures through the annulus(tough outer covering) of the disk and an osteophyte occurs as a means to repair a degenerating disk. Read More

Providers

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Bradley Heiges, MD

Orthopedic Spine

Thomas Lawhorne, III, MD

Orthopedic Spine

John McCormick, II, MD

Orthopedic Spine

David Burke, PA-C

Orthopedic Spine

Kerri Freeman, FNP-C

Orthopedic Spine

Kian Morris, PA-C

Orthopedic Spine

Terrance “Terry” Webb, FNP-BC

Sports Medicine & Orthopedic Spine

Joanna Poston, FNP

Orthopedic Spine

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