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If you’ve been told you need spine surgery, it can be in your best interest to get a second opinion from a regional spine center of excellence.
A resource for spine problems scoliosis stenosis herniated dics neck pain in the Austin, Texas region.
Rory Mayer, MD, is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery; artificial disc replacement; spinal deformity; spinal tumor; and adult scoliosis.
Do you have back pain or neck pain?
Did you know that pain is actually a misleading indicator of the seriousness of a back or neck problem? While a back spasm can be excruciating, most pain that is localized in the low back is often caused by a strain of the muscles and ligaments in the low back and in most cases does NOT require surgery. Simple back pain and neck pain can respond to home remedies for back pain which can be found in this web site.
On the other hand, pain that radiates into a leg or arm can imply a disc herniation which is more serious than a back spasm. Even more serious, however, is the symptom of weakness or numbness in a foot or hand which needs to be seen immediately.
View our Symptom Chart for back pain and neck pain and when it’s necessary to see a doctor to prevent paralysis of the nerves which can may symptoms permanent and lifelong.
The vast majority of back problems improve on their own or with nonsurgical treatment. There are a few warning signs, however, that may indicate serious spinal problems.
You might be surprised to learn that 80 percent of the time, back and neck pain is simply a result of strain or soft tissue injury.
For disc herniations, Dr. Rory Mayer in Austin, Texas can provide minimally invasive spine surgery through a half-inch incision, as well as artificial disc replacement.
Rory Mayer, MD
A resource for spine problems in the Austin, Texas region
Rory Mayer, MD, is a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon who specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery; artificial disc replacement; spinal deformity; spinal tumor; and adult scoliosis. Accordingly, Dr. Rory Mayer is referred spine surgery patients from across Texas, including Austin, Temple, Waco, Houston and San Antonio. Dr. Mayer’s main office is in downtown Austin with satellite offices in Round Rock, Burnet and Kyle, Texas. Dr. Mayer’s multi-specialty spine team at Texas Spine and Scoliosis in Austin includes physical medicine physicians who can provide spinal injections; spine therapists who provide non-surgical relief of back pain and neck pain; other spine surgeons; and the most advanced diagnostic center including MRI and EOS diagnostics.View Bio
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Traditional spine surgery requires a 3-inch incision. Dr. Rory Mayer is proficient in the latest minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Using special instruments the width of a ball point pen, Dr. Mayer is able to treat herniated discs through a half-inch incision using tubular retractors that have tiny cameras and incisors in the tip. The tiny incision can be covered with a large Band Aid, and patients can go home later the same day to recover in the comfort of their own home. Patients have a much quicker recovery with far less pain.VIEW MORE
Centers for Artificial Disc
Dr. Rory Mayer, spine surgeon, is now able to provide the latest motion-preservation artificial discs for those patients who need surgery to repair herniated discs in the neck. Dr. Mayer is featured on the national site CentersforArtificialDisc.com. The Centers for Artificial Disc web site has unbiased content specific to artificial disc replacement options and alternatives to spinal fusion. If you’ve been told you need a spinal fusion, Dr. Mayer can provide a second opinion for neck surgery. Click here to visit the Centers for Artificial Disc.VIEW MORE