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RSC surgeon speaks on 'game-changer' medication
Posted on: April/16/2019
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Michael Roh recently spoke with physicians at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine about his work with a medication that helps patients better manage post-operative pain.


Barbados woman calls Rockford Spine surgeon a 'godsend' after fixing back pain
Posted on: April/07/2019
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A back injury derailed Cynthia Jemmott’s quality of life in Barbados with no hope of improvement for several years.


Father gets back to living, free from spine pain and opioids
Posted on: April/05/2019
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Zeb Lappin easily recalls the day his back went out – Oct. 13, 2013. He was working out doing squats when something happened that caused excruciating pain.


RSC doctor flies plane to Canada to help CEO with back injury
Posted on: April/05/2019
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Jeff Kaney’s business is aerospace but he never expected an airplane ride to be crucial to his recovery from a back injury.


Back on the slopes after minimally invasive surgery
Posted on: April/03/2019
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Kevin Finnegan loves to exercise. For many years, he enjoyed weight-training along with a full range of sporting activities. His back periodically would bother him, which he attributed to poor form while lifting weights. But five years ago, in the middle of a tennis game, he found himself having intense pain in the back, buttock and leg.


Surgery Publication Highlights Work of Dr. Fred Sweet
Posted on: December/05/2018
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Fred Sweet was the senior author on an important study about antibiotic use during surgery, a writeup of which recently appeared in The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery.


Rockford Spine Center Continues Partnership with Rockford IceHogs Medical Network
Posted on: November/21/2018
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Rockford Spine Center will continue to serve as a member of the Rockford IceHogs Medical Network for the 2018-2019 season. Dr. Michael Roh, Dr. Christopher Sliva and Dr. Fred Sweet are members of the secondary medical network as the team’s orthopedic spine specialists.


A Rockford Spine Center first: Patient recovers from back surgery with non-opioid pain plan
Posted on: November/20/2018
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John Frana knows health care, and when he needed back surgery, he looked to Rockford Spine Center to help him develop a recovery plan that didn’t include the use of opioid pain medication.

Frana, 73, is a longtime national consultant for community health centers as president of theFranaGroup in Rockford. He was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease about three years ago and sought out four opinions about his condition. Frana did the research because if surgery was necessary, he only wanted it done once.


RSC team learns new 'cutting-edge' techniques at event
Posted on: November/06/2018
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Michael Roh and Physician Assistant Matt Schwabero recently attended a spine medical education conference entitled “Skull to Sacrum” in New York City.

The conference covered a wide array of advanced spine surgical topics and techniques pertaining to the entirety of the spinal column. Rockford Spine Center’s surgeons frequently travel for educational events, and to observe and teach surgeries, in order to improve the quality care delivered in Rockford.


Rockford Spine Center celebrates 15th anniversary
Posted on: September/13/2018
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When Rockford Spine Center opened its doors in the summer of 2003, comparisons could have easily been drawn to “The Little Engine That Could.”

The goal was ambitious: to create a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, world-class center of excellence to provide top-notch and cutting edge spinal care to an area that was desperately in need of one. 


Scoliosis surgery corrects severely tilting spine for Rockford teen
Posted on: June/28/2018
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Spine surgery didn’t stop Taryn Burress from wearing a backless dress to prom just months after having the procedure to correct her scoliosis.


RSC's Dr. Fred Sweet educates surgeon group in Boston
Posted on: March/31/2018
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Fred Sweet recently traveled to Massachusetts as an invited Professor at the winter meeting of the New England Spine Study Group to speak about his work with spinal deformity patients and a unique surgical technique he developed.


Neck surgery improves pain for Rockford accountant
Posted on: February/08/2018
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To fix his back problems, local Rockford accountant Dan Loescher had to refocus his attention from the pain in his lower back to his neck.


Sterling woman battles more than just arthritis diagnosis
Posted on: January/24/2018
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Nancy Lauritzen built up a high tolerance for the neck pain that plagued her for years, which proved useful when she had to battle insurance to approve surgery at Rockford Spine Center.


RSC’s Dr. Michael Roh learns from mentor on complex spine surgery
Posted on: October/24/2017
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Observing complex surgeries for continued education is one of the many ways Rockford Spine Center’s surgeons remain committed to providing the highest-quality, patient-centered care.


Spine fusion research a highlight of recent international scoliosis meeting
Posted on: October/03/2017
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Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Michael Roh recently attended the Scoliosis Research Society Meeting & Course 2017, which took place in Philadelphia.


Pilot returns to skies after spine surgeries improve crash injuries
Posted on: July/28/2017
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Mike Maloney is flying high again, thanks to Rockford Spine Center.


Rockford Spine Center expands MRI hours
Posted on: July/14/2017
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To accommodate patients sooner, Rockford Spine Center has expanded hours in our MRI department.


Scoliosis surgery helps Ottawa woman return to active lifestyle
Posted on: June/30/2017
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Suzanne English has embraced exercise for as long as she can remember. She walked three miles a day for more than 20 years and biked outdoors.

Ten years ago, the retired speech pathologist from Ottawa was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which she controls through medication. While that slowed her down some, it was the pain in her right leg that eventually led her to Rockford Spine Center.


RSC Physical Therapist Attends Specialized Body Movement Seminar
Posted on: June/01/2017
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Rockford Spine Center’s Cassie Alderks, PT, DPT, recently completed a specialized training course in Rosemont, Illinois, through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.


RSC Hosting Free Seminar on Spine Surgery
Posted on: April/14/2017
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Surgeon Fred Sweet, M.D., will discuss Laser & Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery 


RSC Surgeon Presents to UTC-Aerospace Employees
Posted on: March/01/2017
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Rockford Spine Center Surgeon Michael Roh, M.D., recently spoke to employees at UTC Aerospace Systems in Rockford during the company’s monthly Employee Engagement Lunch and Learn Series.   


RSC Physical Therapist Kim Alexander was featured in a story in the Rockford Register Star’s Slice e-mail magazine
Posted on: February/01/2017

He talked about his recent training at the Titleist Performance Institute. TPI trains physical therapists and other health care providers in techniques to help golfers prevent injuries and improve their games.


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RSC Physical Therapist Attends Training at Titleist Performance Institute
Posted on: January/24/2017
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Rockford Spine Center Physical Therapist Kim Alexander, ATC, PT, MPT,  recently completed training at the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in Philadelphia for additional training in golf-related injuries and treatments.


RSC Surgeon Presents to OSF Medical Staff
Posted on: January/13/2017
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Rockford Spine Center Surgeon Michael Roh, M.D., recently spoke during Grand Rounds at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.  


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