Faster Recovery from Neck Spine Surgery

11:58 AM, Dec 11, 2012   |    comments
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David Lowry, MD, Neurosurgeon
The Brain + Spine Center
3299 North Wellness Drive, Suite 240, Holland Michigan 49424
Office: 616-738-4420

The majority of neck spine injuries that require surgery come from the everyday wear and tear that occurs over a lifetime of activity or from the development of cervical spine bone 'spurs', or a disc rupture.

There are several surgical treatments for neck spine pain. Often, the traditional surgical approaches required recovery periods that can last for months and may leave patients with a limited range of motion. But there is an approach - a procedure called TransCorporeal MicroDecompression (TCMD) - in which the patient's range of motion is retained and recovery time is only 4 -10 days. Dr. Lowry is a pioneer in the TCMD approach. He was co-inventor of this procedure, which recently received the 2012 Spine Tech Award in the cervical (neck) spine category. The peer-reviewed award, presented by Orthopedics This Week and RRY Publications to honor the best products, engineers and inventors in spine surgery, was presented to TransCorp Spine, maker of the SpinePort minimally invasive surgery access system.

Dr. Lowry will be giving a free public presentation on this same topic on December 13 at the Holland Hospital Medical Building in Zeeland from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. The public can register at (616) 394-3344 or online at

Videos and more information about the TransCorporeal MicroDecompression procedure, including patient experiences, can be found online at



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