We believe in a conservative care approach to spine problems, which includes good diagnostic tests so a complete evaluation can be performed. After visiting the Spine Center of Miami and consulting with Dr. Nordt, patients have a good understanding of their condition. Thereafter a treatment plan for relieving their pain and discomfort can be developed, which may include surgery or other non invasive approaches.
Dr. Nordt’s medical training and decades of experience results in a unique and balanced approach to patient care and finely honed diagnostic skills. Earlier in his career, his practice included general orthopedics, sports medicine, total joint care and major knee and shoulder orthopedic surgery as well as spinal cord injuries while he was a professor at the University of Miami. In the past 15 years, he has performed over 500 surgical procedures, all of which have resolved debilitating spinal pain for his patients.
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is an anterior approach to removing a cervical herniated disc in order to relieve spinal cord or root pressure and alleviate corresponding pain, weakness, and numbness.
- Scoliosis program to treat curvature of the spine
- Manual therapy, which uses the massage and manipulation of the body’s soft tissues to relieve pain and promote healing
- Preparing the body before orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation after surgery
- General strength training
- Rehabilitation before and after spine surgery
- Rehabilitation after a sports injury
- Comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluation to determine the cause of and best treatment for acute or chronic pain
Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that uses orthopedic balloons and bone cement to repair a spinal fracture. The procedure sets the broken vertebra by creating an internal cast. Many patients report relief from fracture pain and increased mobility immediately following the procedure.
ALIF: Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Spinal fusion is a surgical technique used to join two or more vertebrae. Supplementary bone tissue, either from the patient (autograft) or a donor (allograft), is used in conjunction with the body’s natural bone growth (osteoblastic) processes to fuse the vertebrae.Fusing of the spine is used primarily to eliminate the pain caused by abnormal motion of the vertebrae by immobilizing the faulty vertebrae themselves, which is usually caused by degenerative conditions. However, spinal fusion is also the preferred way to treat most spinal deformities, specifically scoliosis and kyphosis.
Laminectomy is surgery that creates space by removing the lamina — the back part of the vertebra that covers your spinal canal. Also known as decompression surgery, laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Sometimes posterior fusion with instrumentation is used to facilitate stability.
TLIF: Transforminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is a procedure that fuses the anterior and posterior columns of the spine through a posterior approach. A bone graft and interbody spacer stabilize the anterior portion while the posterior is locked in place with pedicle screws, rods and bone graft.