I typically recommend a very conservative approach using surgery as a very last resort. We often try activity modification, pain modulation, PT and sometimes injections. If surgery is needed, our first choice is motion preservation surgery utilizing procedures such as microdecompression, laminotomy, laminoplasty or disc replacement. In those cases where fusion is needed we utilize state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques if possible providing patients and easier and faster recovery.
Dr. Craig Kuhns, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Austin, TX. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Kuhns is affiliated with University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Seton Medical Center Austin, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Lakeway, Arise Austin Medical Center, St. David's Round Rock Medical Center and St. David's Medical Center.