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Back pain affects 80% of Americans at sometime in their lives. Common causes include degenerative disc disease, arthritis, and muscle and nerve problems. The skilled neurosurgeons at Arkansas Surgical Hospital can help diagnose and treat your chronic pain, returning you to work and other activities.


Spine Procedures at Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Lumbar Laminectomy Decompression

Lumbar Laminectomy Decompression: A laminectomy is a procedure in which the surgeon removes a portion of the bony arch, or lamina, on the dorsal surface of a vertebra, one of the bones that make up the human spinal column. It relieves back pain that has not been helped by more conservative treatments.

Lumbar and Cervical Spine Surgery

Lumbar and Cervical Spine Surgery: surgeries performed to relieve a variety of problems at various points on the spine.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion (ACDF)

Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion (ACDF): is a procedure that treats nerve root or spinal cord compression by decompressing the spinal cord and nerve roots of the cervical spine. This stabilizes the corresponding vertebrae. This procedure is used when other non-surgical treatments have failed.

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)

Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF): PLIF surgery involves adding bone graft to an area of the spine to set up a biological response that causes the bone to grow between the two vertebral elements, thereby stopping the motion at that segment.


A myelogram is a special spinal X-ray used to help determine the cause of pain, numbness and/or weakness in the back, arms or legs. During the test, a contrast material is injected into the spinal canal under X-ray guidance to provide an outline of the spinal cord and nerve roots. A series of X-ray films are taken and used to diagnose the problem.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes the knowledge of important anatomy, along with cutting-edge technology, to treat your spinal condition without causing undue injury to the surrounding soft tissues.