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Spine Treatments

 Atrium Health Floyd Musculoskeletal Care Spine Care t​reats both the lumbar (lower) and cervical (upper) areas of the spine. In some cases, minimally invasive surgery allows discectomy and laminectomy procedures to be performed as an outpatient procedure. Patients can often be released a few hours after surgery and will not require an overnight stay in the hospital.

Beyond surgery, our comprehensive rehabilitation services are available to meet the individual needs of each patient. Our certified nurses and licensed therapist work together to create individualized therapy plans to begin as soon as possible after surgery. From inpatient rehabilitation to outpatient services, we are focused on helping each patient build strength and stamina.  

Once a part of our rehabilitation outpatient program, our gym in Rome offering weight machines, free weights, treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bicycles is available for continued use.  

Surgery Types


This surgical procedure joins two or more bones of the spine. It can be performed on cervical (upper) or lumbar (lower) areas of the spine.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion

The surgeon will make a small incision in the throat area to reach and remove a disc in the neck. During a discectomy, part of the damaged disc is removed to ease pressure on the spinal cord, which often causes pain.

Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion

An incision is made through the front side of the abdomen to give the surgeon access to the lumbar area of the spine. 

Oblique Lateral Interbody Fusion

The spine is accessed through a tiny opening on the side area of the patient's back.

Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion

Surgery is done through an incision in the back part of the spine to fuse the bones.


Part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina) is removed. This helps relieve compression of the spinal cord. This can be performed on cervical or lumbar areas of the spine.

Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

A small incision is made in the back of the neck and part of the disc is removed to relieve compression on a nerve.

Disc replacement

A diseased disc is replaced with an artificial one.


A small incision is made to remove part of the damaged disc.


Usually a portion of the spine is removed to relieve pressure on the nerve.


The surgeon inserts and inflates small balloon-like devices into the broken bone to make space, and a substance is injected to fuse fractions or breaks.

Scoliosis Surgery

Scoliosis is excessive curvature of the spine, and sometimes requires surgeries on different areas of the spine.

Spinal Tumor Surgery

The surgery and recovery time depend on the type of tumor and where it is. In some cases, the tumor can be completely removed. Sometimes, only a portion of the tumor can be removed.