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Donald Corenman, MD Spine Surgeon
181 W Meadow Dr #400, Vail, CO 81657-5058
(970) 479-5895
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Does piriformis syndrome really exist? The answer is yes but it is an extremely rare condition. In 30 years of practice, Dr. Corenman has seen this syndrome twice. If every other cause of nerve pain has been ruled out and the only potential cause left is piriformis syndrome, then this diagnosis can be looked into.
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In the adult, skeletal disorders such as scoliosis lead to accelerated degenerative changes of the discs and vertebra, causing spine pain and other symptoms.http://medilink.us/oe29
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In this video, Dr. Corenman discusses Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement (ProDisc-C). The cervical artificial disc replacement has been designed to allow some motion of the defective segment by replacing the damaged disc with this type of implant.
Dr. Corenman discusses the procedure ProDisc-C: cervical artificial disc replacement in detail. An artificial disc in the neck is used to help motion.
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This video by Dr. Corenman demonstrates the importance of normal balance and how the normal curves of the spine (cervical and lumbar lordosis and thoracic kyphosis) balance each other out.
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Does piriformis syndrome really exist? The answer is yes but it is an extremely rare condition. In 30 years of practice, Dr. Corenman has seen this syndrome twice. If every other cause of nerve pain has been ruled out and the only potential cause left is piriformis syndrome, then this diagnosis can be looked into.
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The nerves exit the spine and “attach into” the leg and arm through the insertions to muscles, tendons and joints. A nerve can be injured simply by a slip and fall when the leg or arm becomes overextended. This action stretches the nerve beyond its normal length. Nerves are designed to stretch somewhat but have stretch limitations. Nerves can also fibrose or develop scar tissue around them which blocks the conduction of the signal. Learn more about nerve and spinal cord complications.
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Cauda equina syndrome develops when the spinal canal is blocked by some type of mass, causing significant compression on the nerves. A massive herniated disc in the lumbar spine is the normal cause of this compression. Other causes of compression that can produce cauda equina syndrome are tumors or fractures. These causes are much more rare.
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The lumbar microdiscectomy procedure is designed to treat a herniated disc in the lumbar spine. This surgical video goes over the anatomy of the lumbar spine and the surgical technique of a L5-S1 lumbar microdiscectomy.
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Symptoms generated from nerve compression in the lumbar spine basically include pain, numbness, paresthesias (pins and needles sensation) and possibly motor weakness. Each nerve demonstrates slightly different symptoms in terms of specific areas of the leg that are involved. Weakness of a muscle group can lead to an abnormal walking ability (called a gait disturbance) that is distinct and understandable. In this article Dr. Corenman, discusses what symptoms are typically generated and what muscles could be involved.
Symptoms of lumbar nerve injuries include pain, numbness, paresthesias (pins & needles sensation) and possibly motor weakness because of nerve compression.
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Do you have a question for Dr. Corenman? He personally answers all questions in his online forum:
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It is not uncommon for patients to undergo less invasive spine surgery (LISS) prior to succumbing to lumbar fusion; however, the effect of failed LISS on subsequent fusion outcomes is relatively unknown. The aim of this study by Dr. Corenman was to test the hypothesis that patients who suffered failed LISS would afford inferior subsequent fusion outcomes when compared to patients who did not have prior LISS.
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Former patient Gary Albert said, “The doctors and nurses at The Steadman Clinic are hands down the best in the industry. With my back injury behind me, at least for now, I can move forward with my life and my normal routine. I feel incredibly lucky to have Dr. Corenman and the Clinic at my fingertips. I lead a highly active lifestyle and do not see a slow-down anywhere in my near future. As long as Dr. Corenman is by my side, I know I can continue to achieve great heights whether I’m on a bike, on skis or simply at the gym. To be pain-free after two back surgeries is nothing short of a miracle. I can’t thank Dr. Corenman and his group of expert professionals for getting me here and doing it so quickly.”
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Dr. Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a Colorado spine surgeon at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic located in Vail, Colorado. He uses advanced surgical techniques to perform cutting-edge surgeries on the neck and spine. His focuses include anterior cervical decompression and fusion, cervical laminectomy, laminoplasty and posterior cervical fusion, lumbar microdiscectomyscoliosis surgery, along with other procedures.

Dr. Corenman is one of several doctors that are both an MD and a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). He is also affiliated with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association, as well as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team.

Hours
Monday8:00 am–5:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am–5:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am–5:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am–5:00 pm
Friday8:00 am–5:00 pm
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(970) 479-5895
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181 W Meadow Dr #400, Vail, CO 81657-5058
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