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Spine Program

The San Antonio Spine Center is comprised of spine surgeons, advanced practitioners and support staff driven to providing the highest level of services and care to patients suffering from neck and back pain. Patients are treated with the utmost care and are guided by our staff in clinic, surgical centers and hospitals.

Fellowship trained in orthopedic spine surgery, Dr. Kevin Richardson founded the Spine Center driven by the mission to offer spine patients accessible and compassionate care in San Antonio. Dr. Richardson specializes in performing minimally invasive cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine surgery only when absolutely needed. Nearly 85% of the back and neck patients seen at the San Antonio Spine Center are able to postpone or not require surgical intervention with other treatment options. Effective pain management, physical therapy, fitness and lifestyle changes many times provide solutions to back and neck pain.

Components of the Spine Center

  • Information Gathering - Patient completes forms on past health conditions, treatments and history. Other physician medical charts are gathered when available along with MRIs and X-Rays.
  • Exam and Discussion - Patient has a clinic visit with Dr. Richardson about the spine condition. All the factors contributing to the spine injury are discussed with patient. Preliminary options for surgery are presented.
  • Second Patient Visit - Dr. Richardson presents the best options to correct the spine issue and assists the patient in making the decision about proceding with surgery or non-surgical options.
  • Surgery Scheduled and Performed - Our surgeons are on staff at leading San Antonio hospitals and surgery centers.
  • Recovery, Physical Therapy, & Rehabilitation - Once a patient recovers, the San Antonio Spine Center prides itself in continuing to be a resource to the patient and referring physicians.

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Spine Conditions

Innovative spine surgical methods to treat spine conditions provide patients to reduce pain and regain mobility. Common back and neck conditions seen at the San Antonio Spine Center include:

Worker's Compensation: The San Antonio Spine Center is a leading Worker's Compensation provider of treatments and programs for back injuries in South Texas. Employers know their employees will be seen quickly and efficiently when sent to Dr. Richardson.

Common Surgeries Performed by Dr. Richardson

Dr. Richardson performs common and complex surgical procedures using techniques with proven positive outcomes. Non-surgical and surgical options are discussed with patients to arrive at the best option.

  • Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement (Cervical Arthroplasty)
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion ACDF
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomies
  • Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Approaches
  • Minimally Invasive Discectmomy
  • TILF
  • XLIF or DLIF
  • Deformity Correction
  • Balloon Kyphoplasty
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation Implants
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Ulnar Nerve Decompression and Others