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Fix your broken back without an incision! Jul 27th, 2021

Conservative therapy for vertebral commpression fractures  includes bed rest, pain medication, muscle relaxants, external back braces, and physical therapy. If there is little or no pain relief, Dr. Spencer may recommend vertebral augmentation. This minimally invasive procedure is done on an outpatient basis and usually requires only local anesthetic and...

Are you tired of back pain? May 28th, 2021

Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) therapy works by interrupting pain signals before they reach your brain. This can help with pain relief—even when other therapies have failed.  SCS may sound complicated, but it’s actually pretty simple. SCS systems have a small implanted pulse generator, called a stimulator, and thin wires called...

Our office is taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Apr 17th, 2021

Greater Michigan Spine and Neurosurgery is taking all of the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These include multiple daily disinfecting of surfaces, spreading out patient appointments, and even offering virtual appointments where you can see and talk to Dr. Spencer from the comfort of your...

New Minimally Invasive Spine Procedure! Feb 26th, 2021

Here at Greater Michigan Spine & Neurosurgery, Dr. Timothy Spencer is always looking for ways to treat patients that are less invasive and have better outcomes.   Now for the treatmenat of some cervical spine disorders (disorders of the neck) we have a new procedure that is far less recovery...

Your back pain could be coming from your hips! Jan 15th, 2021

The Purpose of the SI Joint The function of the SI joint is to transfer weight and forces due to movement from your upper body through the pelvis to your legs and vice versa. The SI joint is an essential component for shock absorption to prevent impact forces from reaching...

Spinal Decompression with Stabilization through a tiny incision Jan 5th, 2021

  After your surgeon has performed a direct decompression, the coflex device can be inserted through a minimal incision to keep that area of the spine open and stable. Decompression procedures are more durable and sustainable when coflex is added on for treatment. In fact, patients that receive decompression alone...

Do you have holiday back pain? Dec 28th, 2020

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New Alternative to Spinal Fusion Dec 11th, 2020

  What is coflex? The coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® device is a single-piece titanium implant that goes in the back of your spine to treat moderate to severe spinal stenosis. It’s amazingly simple, very strong, and flexible enough to support your spine without having to fuse your bones together. The coflex...

Basics of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Apr 13th, 2020

What Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery? Using innovative techniques, cutting-edge technology, and evidence-based medicine, minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) may be a treatment option for your spinal disorder or chronic back and neck pain. Compared to traditional open spine surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery utilizes the knowledge of important anatomy,...

Greater Michigan Spine & Neurological Institute Apr 12th, 2020

Michigan neurosurgeon Dr. Timothy Spencer. offers the most advanced back and spinal care in Greater Michigan. If you suffer from new or chronic spine problems, neurologic or orthopedic complaints whether from an accident, disease, spinal deformity or just from a lifetime of wear and tear, Dr. Spencer can help. He...

Advances in Spinal Care through Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques Apr 7th, 2020

Advances in Spinal Care through Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Apr 23rd, 2014

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery The mere thought of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS ) may evoke images of the latest sci-fi thriller. Perhaps a space-age healer with abilities to fix defects with new replacement parts or perhaps even without touch to heal with rays of light. As exciting...

Regenerative Technologies Apr 18th, 2014

Once again, I have been blessed to work with some absolutely incredible scientists and physicians in order that we may practically apply these technologies safely to the public. The limitations of this science is set by our imaginations. To help people where we simply could not offer any assistance to...

Minimally Invasive –Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery – MISS Apr 15th, 2014

Minimally Invasive inimally Invasive Spine Surgery – MISS Traditional open spine surgeries are performed through a long incision. Over the recent years, a minimally invasive approach has emerged as an alternative to open spine surgery. The main difference between the minimally invasive spine surgery and the traditional spine surgery is...

Advances in Spinal Care through Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique Apr 14th, 2014

Advances in Spinal Care through Minimally Invasive Surgical Technique Dr. Timothy E. Spencer has the expertise to care for and manage neck, arm, back and leg pain. He uses minimally invasive approaches to spinal disease from ruptured disks, bone spurs, tumors, spinal trauma and disabling back pain. Surgical approaches for...

Oaklawn Hospital Ranked # 2 in the Nation, #1 in the State for Safety Apr 11th, 2014

Oaklawn Hospital Ranked # 2 in the Nation, #1 in the State for Safety Congratulations to Oaklawn Hospital for its tremendous staff and community for all of the outstanding accomplishments.