Dr. Coe was selected by the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) several years ago to lead an effort to perform a systematic literature review of a screw fixation surgical technique in the cervical spine (back of the neck) that has been in common usage in the US for over twenty years. This technique, originally developed in Europe in the later half of the last century was so obviously superior in stabilizing the cervical spine as compared to wires or external immobilization that it was rapidly adopted just a few years after it was first used in the US in the late 1980’s..
Nevertheless, questions remained as to the safety and efficacy of the use of these implant systems. Dr. Coe chaired a committee of US surgeons and other researchers to collaborate in an effort to establish the safety and efficacy of these devices. This study was completed a year ago. The good news that theses systems were found to be effective and safe (incidence of nerve damage was 1% or less with almost no chance of spinal cord injury from simply using these devices.)
He first presented the this data at the CSRS meeting in Chicago in late 2012 and since has presented this study at meetings in Hong Kong, Phoenix, France and New Orleans. On December 4, 2013, the study was published in the prestigious Journal of Bone and Joint surgery.
Wishing you a happy and safe Halloween from SVSI!
Our staff with Dr. Gidvani and Dr. Ng. Photograph courtesy of Dr. Coe.
Back pain and neck pain can be life-altering problems, but every day millions of people suffer without any idea of what's causing their pain. Back pain and neck pain result from many conditions including Scoliosis, Arthritis, Sciatica, and even a seemingly small injury at work. Many people go on living with back pain and neck pain without taking the proper steps toward discovering the cause and, most importantly, the solution. It's time to take action toward ending your pain. Come see us today! Our team of physicians will work together to diagnose the source of your pain and develop a customized plan of care which utilizes both surgical and non-surgical treatments. The Silicon Valley Spine Institute provides a unique clinical experience in that we have multiple physicians of varying disciplines in one location, which allows for convenient, timely, and cost-effective treatment of neck and back pain.
At the Silicon Valley Spine Institute, our doctors are Board Certified, Fellowship trained experts in Spine Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. They have years of experience in treating spinal disorders. If surgery is needed, we offer the most current spine surgery technologies with an emphasis on minimally invasive surgery. Our goal is to provide you with the best care possible and to make your experience with us pleasant and comfortable. Regardless of your age or activity level, we understand why your neck pain and back pain are limiting your life and happiness. Our mission is to restore you to a pain-free lifestyle. Visit the Spine Institute today and start living a better life today!
- The treatment options offered by the physicians at the Silicon Valley Spine Institute include, but are not limited to:
- Exercise and Conditioning Programs
- Epidural Steroid Injections
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- Functional Restoration Programs
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