When 63-year-old Roscoe resident Susan Russell experienced back pain so intense that she could no longer get on and off her motorcycle, she knew it was time to seek professional medical treatment.
Dana Horak trusted her instincts about her daughter’s back issue, which started the journey of navigating scoliosis diagnosis and treatment.
Jake Bradt can easily recall when his back pain became a problem and would go on to affect the next two years of his life.
Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Christopher Sliva recently traveled to Seattle for training on a minimally invasive surgical technique to help people suffering from lower back issues.
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.
A back injury derailed Cynthia Jemmott’s quality of life in Barbados with no hope of improvement for several years.
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.
Jeff Kaney’s business is aerospace but he never expected an airplane ride to be crucial to his recovery from a back injury.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Spine surgery didn’t stop Taryn Burress from wearing a backless dress to prom just months after having the procedure to correct her scoliosis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rockford Spine Center’s Dr. Michael Roh recently attended the Scoliosis Research Society Meeting & Course 2017, which took place in Philadelphia.
Mike Maloney is flying high again, thanks to Rockford Spine Center.
To accommodate patients sooner, Rockford Spine Center has expanded hours in our MRI department.
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.
Rockford Spine Center’s Cassie Alderks, PT, DPT, recently completed a specialized training course in Rosemont, Illinois, through the internationally acclaimed Gray Institute.
Surgeon Fred Sweet, M.D., will discuss Laser & Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery