Medicine is becoming increasingly specialized — all for the benefit of the patient. Recognizing that back and neck pain requires a specialized spine center approach, Dr. Michael Rohan Jr., launched Panama City Spine. The goal of Panama City Spine is to improve the care of back and neck pain for back and neck pain sufferers in western Florida and the gulf coast region of Southern Alabama and Southwest Georgia. Panama City Spine features the expertise of Dr. Rohan, a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon who is fellowship-trained in spine. "We emphasize non-surgical treatment options where possible, including therapy and spinal injections," Dr. Rohan explains. "However sometimes symptoms can progress to radiating pain into an arm or leg. Other red flag symptoms include numbness or weakness in a leg or arm. If this type of neurological deficit is not treated promptly, these symptoms can become permanent." Dr. Rohan notes that the spine center uses the newest minimally invasive spine surgery techniques and instrumentation. "While this can involve more training to operate through a half- inch incision rather than an open 3-inch incision, the benefits are huge for the patient," Dr. Rohan explains. "A tiny incision means less disruption to muscles and ligaments and a quicker, less painful recovery. Consequently, most patients can have their spine surgery in the morning and be home later the same day to recover in the comfort of their own home. Also less blood loss eliminates the risk of having to use blood from a blood bank."
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Dr. Rohan specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain, including degenerative disease, spinal deformity (scoliosis) and spinal trauma. Dr. Rohan received his D.O. degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Medicine in New Jersey. He then completed a spine surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Texas Back Institute where he learned some of the latest innovations in minimally invasive spine surgery, motion preservation surgery and artificial disc replacement. Dr. Rohan is a member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics and is able to surgically treat problems in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. He has also participated in spine surgery research projects and has published his results in the annual meeting of the North American Spine Society.
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