Welcome to Renew Spinal Care

Are you suffering from some sort of spine pain: neck pain (Cervical), mid back pain (Thoracic) or low back pain (Lumbar) or even extremity pain (arms and/or legs)? Unfortunately, 9 out of 10 Americans will suffer from spinal pain at some point during their life. In most cases, this will resolve in a short period of time. However, some people may be troubled with chronic symptoms. As there are many different causes of spine pain, we offer many different minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic options to best help you. If you are having recurring issues with pain in your spine, we at Renew Spinal Care may be able to help you get back to normal activities of daily living.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy is a holistic and conservative one designed to assist patients in finding the most appropriate care given their individual medical situation. We understand that navigating the vast sea of information and options can be daunting, so our primary goal is to help you make an informed decision.

We believe that patients should try treatments in increasing order of invasiveness and risk but always focus on the least invasive options first. Renew Spinal Care’s treatments are an exciting and innovative step that we hope will provide lasting relief for many people.

Our Technology.

Our technique is different from other minimally invasive techniques as it can evaluate and address multiple spinal levels in a single surgery. It does this by working through multiple working channels simultaneously via the natural openings in the spine allowing better real time diagnosis and treatment. This reduces the physicians dependence on MRI and limits the need to damage and/or remove healthy tissue, or worsen degenerative disc disease to gain access to the damaged area. It may also allow the physician to work around and remove scar tissue on patients who have failed traditional open back surgery or that from natural healing as well.

If you would like to discuss these options with a member of our staff, please call (813) 870-3311.

If you are a professional and would like to refer a patient please fax over the information to (813) 870-1188.

About Minimally Invasive Spine Surgey

Detailed Pain Diagnosis

The source of spinal pain can be difficult to diagnose. MRI and CT images are a good starting point but may not show everything. Just because one or more things look abnormal on a scan, doesn’t mean they hurt. Conversely, just because something looks normal, doesn’t mean it’s not symptomatic.

For that reason, Renew Spinal Care offers a more advanced and precise approach to identify what’s actually painful and treat it real time.

Common MISS Benefits

  • Real time diagnosis
  • Direct Visualization
  • More Accurate imaging
  • Treat multiple levels simultaneously
  • High success rate
  • Smaller incision
  • Minimal to no scarring
  • Less risk of tissue damage
  • Maintain spinal mechanics
  • Less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Less traumatic

Frequently Asked Questions

A spine procedure is a big decision. It is important that you fully understand your specific case and any procedure you may undergo. Below are a few questions that our patient coordinators often answer for back pain sufferers looking for answers. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to use our contact form or call us at (813) 870-3311

Treating physicians serve Spring Hill, Tampa, Orlando, Miami and Fort Myers areas. Most patients travel for their treatment. They travel only once, and most patients stay in the area three to five days.

Renew Spinal Care helps patients understand options for spine (Cervical, Thoracic and/or Lumbar) pain procedures, and connects them to leading minimally invasive spine specialists including neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons and interventional pain management specialists. They specialize in the entire spectrum of least invasive (and traditional) treatments to treat back (Thoracic and Lumbar) and neck (Cervical) pain, ranging from pain mapping to MISS (Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery) to neuromodulation.

Most minimally invasive spine surgery providers offer one procedure, and may only be interested in evaluating whether a patient can have the procedure – not whether that procedure is the most appropriate treatment for the patient’s specific case. Renew Spinal Care is a highly ethics-driven company that focuses on providing the most appropriate recommendation to each patient based on a review of his or her MRI report and medical history – whether or not we offer the recommended treatment.

In the MISS procedure, the physician can better isolate, directly see and treat where you actually hurt without depending solely on an MRI or creating as much trauma as a traditional surgery approach as well as treat multiple areas of the spine in one procedure.

We work with most insurance providers to provide an affordable solution for your back pain. We are happy to have our insurance department verify your benefits. Please contact us at (813) 324-1171 for more information.

Yes. We have a partnership with Compass Payment Solutions. You can apply with them and they will setup a payment plan for you that will allow you to have the procedure that you need.

We are able to connect you to physicians who treat a wide variety of chronic spine or back (Thoracic and Lumbar) and neck (Cervical) pain.

Yes, in addition to reading messages from our patients, you may talk directly to a patient to have all of your questions answered candidly. Thousands of people have had the MISS procedure, and our satisfaction rate is higher than 95%

Testimonials

  • It’s nothing short of a miracle in my life and I am grateful for it. After 3 weeks I am 80% better. Thank you!

    Patrick B.

    I couldn’t lift anything or do any sports because my pain was so strong. Two months after my procedure, I was able to go back to water skiing without pain.

    Vincent P.

    It’s been a great experience with Renew Spinal Care. I am back to work as a waitress after 2 weeks. Pain free for the first time in 1 ½ years since my auto accident.

    Denise S.
  • The entire experience was very positive. Thank you for giving me my life back!

    Paul L.

    My lumbar procedure was performed in January 2013 and I am 90% better than prior to the procedure. The nerve damage that was going down my thigh is significantly better. Thanks Renew Spinal Care!

    Chrissy S.

    The day after my procedure, I had pain in the buttocks which subsided in 2 days. I was back to work two weeks later!

    Barbara L.
  • My condition improved after the procedure. Wow! I didn’t think that I would ever feel great again!

    Karen L.

    The staff and doctors treated me as though I was family. I’m feeling great. Keep helping other people, Renew Spinal Care! Call me if you need a referral.

    Bob T.

    I am an actor from California and had both the cervical and lumbar procedures. I was in tremendous pain for over a year since my car accident. Thank you Renew Spinal Care and the doctors. I’m feeling great.

    Michael M.
  • My neck pain in C4-5 and C5-6 is gone after the procedure. Great staff. Thanks for the help.

    Joanne D.

    Life is great since the procedure – no more neck pain or headaches. I can actually sleep through the night now.

    Janet O.

    What a great company. Made me feel better than any other doctor’s office I’ve ever been to before. My procedure went well and I am 80-90% better.

    Don G.

Our Doctors

Dr. Golovac is a Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and the Board of Pain Management. He completed his education at UTESA University, and has gained extensive clinical experience in anesthesiology, emergency room medicine, and alternative services.

Dr. Ranson specializes in surgical pain relief at The Freedom Pain Hospital in Scottsdale, Arizona. He is currently ranked in the top one percent of spinal cord implanters in the United States. Matthew Ranson, MD, is board certified in Anesthesiology with a sub-specialty certification in Pain Management.

Dr. Wingate has over 16 years of experience as a spine surgeon. Dr. Wingate was the Chief of Spine Surgery at the Henry Ford Warren Campus from 2007-2009. He held various leadership positions at the East Cooper Regional Medical Center including Chief of Surgery and Chairman of the Operating Room Committee. He was a clinical assistant professor at the Medical University of South Carolina from 1998-2006.

Dr. Burgher is an interventional pain management specialist in Phoenix, AZ, where he specializes in treating individuals with chronic pain from conditions including herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and degenerative disc disease.

Dr. Marti specializes in both surgical and non-surgical treatment of back and neck pain. He emphasizes the use of conservative therapies to treat a range of conditions from chronic pain to complex spinal conditions. Dr. Marti was the anesthesiology team chief from 1984-1985 during his residency program.

Dr. McKee is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.Dr. McKee moved to San Antonio almost ten years ago, where he entered private practice focused in Pain Management. Dr. McKee has an extensive background in medical research and is considered a leading pain specialist in San Antonio.

Dr. Noto is the president of the Spine and Joint Center Medicine & Acupuncture in Hackensack, New Jersey. Before joining the Spine and Joint Center, Dr. Noto spent many years as an attending physician at the Hackensack University Medical Center and a Spine and Pain Management Specialist at New Jersey Spinal Medicine & Surgery.

Dr. Vladimir Redko is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Management, and Diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is licensed in Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Iowa.

As the co-founder of Dallas Pain Consultants in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Schuhmacher is dedicated to helping individuals who struggle with chronic pain caused by a variety of conditions. Using a comprehensive array of interventional pain management therapies and treatments—including therapeutic nerve block injections, epidural injections and spinal cord stimulation—he treats herniated discs, sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and failed back surgery syndrome.

Dr. Will has been in Pain Management private practice since 1989, where he has performed innovative treatments tailored to each patient. These treatments employ a combination of various injection therapies such as epidural steroid injections or selective root blocks as well as implantable spinal cord stimulation techniques. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in Dallas by D Magazine every year from 2003 – 2011.

Dr. Williams became the Director of Anesthesia Services and Chief of Surgery at Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital in Kaufman, Texas in 2009. He has also provided supervision and services to facilities in Arlington and Houston. In his current practice, Dr. Williams helps patents with a wide range of pain management interventions ranging from spinal injections to disc decompression.

Locations

The modern New Tampa Surgery Center is designed to provide the best in surgical care in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that offers the latest in technology.

The state-of-the-art medical facility is conveniently located off Interstate 75 and State Road 56 in Wesley Chapel.

The surgical specialists at New Tampa Surgery Center are experts in their fields and the highly-trained staff is known for their efficiency of care and quality outcomes. New Tampa Surgery Center is equipped with two highly advanced operating rooms and two procedure rooms.

The New Tampa Surgery Center strives to provide the best possible experience in same day surgical procedures with extraordinary quality of care.

New Tampa Surgery Center Location

2407 Cypress Ridge Blvd
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

The Space Coast Surgery Center is specially designed and staffed as an elective outpatient or ambulatory surgical treatment center. The modern facility stands for the best in surgical care.

Space Coast Surgery Center continually invests in the latest surgical and diagnostic technology, and has been a pioneer in performing complex surgical procedures in the outpatient setting.

Space Coast Surgery Center Location

595 N. Courtenay Parkway Ste 103
Merritt Island, FL 32953

Freedom Pain Hospital, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the nation’s first pain hospital. The short-stay surgical facility was recently built to provide a calming and high quality experience for patients and families.

When patient arrive at Freedom Pain Hospital, they will encounter state-of-the-art technology encompassed in a modern design, with a focus on comfort. The building incorporates the latest in diagnostics, research and education for the treatment of chronic pain of all types. Additionally, its staff has some of the best nurse-to-patient ratios in the country, and its staff is highly educated to be able to handle the patient’s needs.

Freedom Pain Hospital provides the Phoenix-area surgical facility for Abram Burgher, M.D., a leader in spine pain treatment.

Ready to learn more? Get started with a free MRI review or contact a patient coordinator to discuss your case at 877-474-2225.

Freedom Pain Hospital Location

17500 N. Perimeter Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Victory Healthcare’s Mid Cities location offers patients exceptional care and comfort with personal care and state-of-the-art technology.

Victory Medical Center Mid-Cities is a surgical facility that offers a world class experience and provides a one-to-one nurse to patient ratio for all patients. The leading-edge facility includes four operating suites, two special procedure rooms, and 20 private inpatient suites. Patients and guests are treated to gourmet meals during their stay at Victory Medical Center Mid-Cities.

The mission of all Victory Medical Centers is to exceed the expectations of patients, their families and physicians by creating an environment that is committed to excellence. From the rooms to the staff, each element of Victory Mid-Cities exists to provide a superior level or care and comfort for the hospital’s patients. Amenities include complimentary wi-fi, flat-screen TVs and extra room for family and visitors in each private inpatient suite.

Victory Medical Center Mid-Cities is a part of Victory Healthcare’s network of state-of-the-art surgical facilities. Victory Healthcare is dedicated to providing the best in surgical care to its patients.

Victory Medical Center Mid Cities Location

1612 Hurst Town Center Drive
Hurst, TX 76054
Main: (817) 345-4100

Victory Healthcare boasts exceptional quality and attention to patient care, with locations in San Antonio, Dallas, Houston and other locations in Texas. Victory Healthcare’s San Antonio location offers patients advanced high-definition technology and personal care to provide a high quality experience.

Victory Medical Center, San Antonio’s facilities include nine large, comfortable private patient rooms tended by caring and highly qualified staff. Its nursing-to-patient ratio is one of the highest in the country, to allow the staff to care for the personal needs of each patient. The private room décor has been especially designed to create a modern, relaxing setting for the patient and his or her family.

Victory San Antonio is equipped with four highly advanced operating rooms. The hospital provides additional amenities for the patient and fam conily to enjoy, including pre-operative bays with room for the patient’s family, an on-site imaging facility, andvenient physician office space.

Each part of Victory San Antonio has been designed for the hospital’s patients and their families, with the goal of providing healing through relaxed peace of mind and advanced medical technology. From the convenience of on-site amenities to a relaxing and high quality environment, Victory San Antonio has strived to create a pleasant, personalized experience.

Victory Medical Center Landmark Location

5330 N Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78249

Hackensack Surgery Center has established a reputation as a leader in minimally invasive same day surgery. The premier center offers three state-of-the-art operating rooms, each equipped with the latest technology.

Located at the intersection of route 95 and route 80, Hackensack Surgery Center is a 30-minute bus ride from Port Authority and a short drive from Newark. The location is also less than a 2-hour drive from cities such as Philadelphia and New Haven.

Hackensack Surgery Center offers a warm, courteous and caring environment for you and your family and its experienced staff adheres to the highest professional standards.

    Its specialties include:

  • Pain Management
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Chiropractic Care (MUA)
  • Podiatric Surgery
  • Urology Surgery
  • Anesthesiology
  • Oral Surgery

Hackensack’s medical staff includes a network of physicians who are regarded as “top docs” among their peers, and all of its nurses are state licensed RNs, certified in Basic Life Support or Advanced Cardiac Life Support, each with years of experience in ambulatory care.

The Hospital for Surgical Excellence is a member the OakBend Medical Center, the largest full service healthcare facility in Fort Bend County in Sugar Land, TX, just outside Houston. The Hospital’s mission is to provide high quality healthcare for every patient.

Board-certified physicians at the Hospital for Surgical Excellence at OakBend have access to advanced diagnostic tools and the latest technology including procedures that provide a better alternative to treat chronic back and neck pain, including herniated disc, sciatica, spinal stenosis and many other conditions.

The pain management team at The Hospital for Surgical Excellence utilizes advanced diagnostic tools to diagnose and treat musculoskeletal and spine pain. The board certified physicians and rehabilitation specialists work to treat the whole person through comprehensive therapy and minimally invasive procedure options.

The Hospital for Surgical Excellence in Sugar Land has six state-of-the-art operating rooms and a robust professional staff who places emphasis on exceptional one-on-one patient experiences and personal care.

Hospital for Surgical Excellence at OakBend Location

1211 Highway 6, Suite 70
Sugar Land, TX 77478
Phone: (281) 238-3900

River Oaks Surgical Center is a multi-specialty outpatient surgery center in Houston, TX. The Center’s goal is to offer patients a state-of-the-art facility with the highest quality of care and comfort.

The Center includes five operating rooms and two procedure rooms. After all procedures, patients are moved into the fully-equipped recovery room and closely observed by recovery room nurses. The surgical center was designed to provide all patients with a comforting environment and high quality amenities. The highly trained, patient-focused staff has access to the most advanced medical equipment for all procedures offered at the Center.

River Oaks Surgical Center is accredited by the Ambulatory Accreditation Association signifying its commitment to providing high-quality care and standards.

The center is conveniently located in the River Oaks area of Houston and supports 20 physician partners in five medical specialties.

River Oaks Surgical Center Location

4120 S.W. Freeway
Suite # 100
Houston, Texas 77027
Main: (713) 626-8500

Victory Medical Center Houston is designed to provide one of the best experiences possible for each patient, by providing the exceptional care and the latest in technology in a comfortable and modern décor.

Located conveniently near Rice University and the intersection of routes 288 and 58, Victory Medical Center Houston has a vision of being the surgical facility of choice for patients. Its offerings include:

A comfortable environment. Each private patient suite provides spacious room for you and your family and friends. The rooms are equipped with flat-screen televisions, expanded cable channels and wireless internet. Victory Medical Center Houston also provides gourmet food, to make each patient’s stay as enjoyable as possible.

Exceptional care. Victory Medical Center Houston boasts a ratio of one nurse dedicated to each patient. This one-to-one ratio allows the highly qualified staff the ability to provide high quality care and personalized service during each patient’s stay.

State-of-the-art technology. Victory Medical Center Houston’s operating rooms are equipped with high definition technology, to give each highly qualified physician the ability to perform the latest procedures with precision.

Convenience. Visitors to Victory Medical Center will appreciate the convenient front-door access with free parking at the centrally located facility.

Victory Medical Center Location

2001 Hermann Drive
Houston, TX 77004
Main: (713) 285-5500
Fax: (713) 285-5825

Forest Park Medical Center is committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers and our community while delivering unsurpassed quality and cost-effective healthcare.

The vision of Forest Park Medical Center is to be the leader in the healthcare industry by providing superior care and service in a vibrant and diverse environment.

At Forest Park Medical Center, our surgeons and our staff are as exceptional as our services, with distinguished achievements and accolades in various fields. As a full-service, acute-care hospital we focus on high-quality surgical services that include state-of-the-art, fully integrated operating rooms, an innovative imaging center and world-class surgical equipment pioneering todays most advanced surgical breakthroughs.

Forest Park Medical Center Location

11990 N Central Expy
Dallas, TX 75243
Main: (972) 234-1900

Victory Medical Center Plano combines state-of-the-art technology and exceptional care to create a modern, comfortable environment for patients and their loved ones.

Victory Medical Center Plano’s facility provides 3 special procedure rooms and 5 oversized operating rooms equipped with high definition technology. The 45,000 square foot building provides a spacious and relaxing atmosphere in a convenient location.

Patients and their loved ones can spend time before and after the procedure in one of 20 private patient suites, attended by highly qualified nurses and staff members dedicated to providing personalized care. Each spacious private patient suite offers cable television and wireless internet, and easily accomodates family and friends.

Victory Plano is part of the Victory Healthcare network, a set of hospitals dedicated to medical excellence, technological innovation and personal, individualized care. The goal of Victory Healthcare is to provide a comforting environment that exceeds the expectations of patients and their families.

Victory Medical Center Plano Location

2301 Marsh Lane
Plano, Texas 75093
Main: (972) 306-2600
Fax: (972) 306-2739

Procedures

When nerve roots are compressed, they generate pain signals that can be felt in different areas throughout the body. Patients with lumbar disc problems, for example, often report pain radiating into one or both legs. This is because the nerve roots that travel to our legs exit our spine in the lumbar chain. More commonly, however, chronic spine pain patients, regardless if their pain is in their neck (Cervical), mid back (Thoracic), lower back (Lumbar), or extremities (Arms and/or Legs), present with pain from pathology at multiple levels. Further, many patients will have combinations of facet joint and disc problems. If a patient has a prior back surgery, there is likely to be scar tissue as well. That’s why mapping the patient’s pain source(s) is an important step in the treatment process. This system has been developed by Internationally recognized MISS specialists using proprietary algorithms and technology to isolate the origins of your pain.

In epiduroscopy, a physician inserts a long, thin scope into the epidural space – the area between the spinal cord and bones, and the dural sac (which contains fluid). This allows the physician to directly view the space in order to identify scar tissue, inflammation or other causes of pressure and pain. The ability to visualize the epidural space and directly identify problem areas has been found in clinical research to be more effective than standard treatment, such as injections without visualization of the area, for patients with spinal pain.

Selective nerve root blocks are injection procedures used to identify specific painful nerve roots near your spinal cord and treat pain associated with those roots. These injections differ from another, more general approach called an epidural steroid injection, which doctors also sometimes use to block nerve pain near your spinal cord.

Your spinal nerves emerge from various points in your spinal cord and pass through or between the bones (vertebrae) in your spinal column before continuing on to other areas in your body. You can develop pain and a variety of changes in your normal nerve sensations if these roots become irritated and/or abnormally compressed. Potential sources of irritation or compression include a herniated spinal disc and overgrowths in your bone tissue called bone spurs.

During a selective nerve root block, your doctor will target specific compressed or irritated nerves in your neck (cervical spine), upper back (thoracic spine) or lower back (lumbar spine) and inject an anesthetic, anti-inflammatory corticosteroid or a mixture of these two medications into the space immediately surrounding them. To help him find the proper nerve(s), he will use an X-ray machine called a fluoroscope, which produces live images he can view on a monitor. Some selective nerve root blocks are only used to help diagnose problems in specific nerves. Other blocks are used for the treatment of these problems.

A selective facet medial branch block is sometimes described as a medial branch block, facet nerve block or facet injection.

Facet blocks are pain-relieving injections used in people who have arthritis or other problems affecting the facet joints, which sit between the bones of the spinal column. These problems are known collectively as facet joint syndrome. In addition to using facet joint injections to relieve pain, doctors use them to distinguish facet joint syndrome from other potential causes of spinal pain.

Facet joints support normal movement in your back by allowing you to twist and bend your spine. They also help prevent your back from moving beyond its functional limits. When nerves branch from your spinal cord to the rest of your body, they must first pass through the facet joints.

Facet joint syndrome occurs when the facet joints become damaged or inflamed, or when enlargement of a facet joint inhibits the normal passage of a spinal nerve. Potential causes of these problems include direct physical trauma and the degeneration associated with arthritis. If you develop facet joint syndrome in your neck, symptoms of the condition can include limited neck mobility and headaches. If you develop the syndrome in your back, you can experience pain in your thighs, buttocks or lower back.

The symptoms associated with facet joint syndrome sometimes mimic the symptoms associated with other spinal problems such as herniated discs or arthritis in other portions of the vertebrae. In some cases, doctors can easily distinguish facet joint problems from these other ailments. However, in other cases, they have problems making these distinctions. Since a facet joint injection does not typically affect other areas in your spine, your doctor can make a definitive diagnosis by injecting a small amount of anesthetic into the facet joint and observing the results.

A discography, also called a discogram or diskogram, is a diagnostic procedure sometimes used to identify damaged cushioning discs (intervertebral discs) between the bones of your spine. You can develop disc damage in your cervical spine (neck), thoracic spine (upper to mid back) or lumbar spine (lower back).

Each intervertebral disc contains a soft center, or nucleus, surrounded by a tough outer covering called the annulus, which keeps the nucleus in place and maintains the overall shape of the disc. You rely on these discs to absorb the shock and wear and tear associated with everyday activities, as well as the trauma associated stronger spinal impacts. The intervertebral discs also help your back maintain its normal flexibility. Damage to these discs can come from sources that include age-related loss of water in the nucleus, arthritis or other degenerative disorders in your spinal bones, accidents, injuries and hereditary back disorders. The most well-known problem associated with them is a shifting or leakage of the nucleus material called a herniated disc.

Overall, the discography gives doctors a highly effective method for obtaining an accurate picture of discs in your back that may be responsible for pain and other symptoms. It also gives doctors an effective way to recreate disc pain and confirm the presence of these symptoms.

If an MRI is not sufficient in identifying the cause of spine pain, so a physician may use a provocative facet joint and synovial cyst arthrography for a detailed look at the area in question. In this procedure, the physician will inject a contrast agent in the area of the facet joints in question, and attempt to provoke the pain that he is attempting to treat. By correlating the pain with the images from the arthrography, he will have a clearer view of potential issues, such as a synovial cyst.

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