The University of Kentucky Orthopaedic Surgery Spine center specializes in comprehensive care of the spine. Our physician staff is committed to providing the highest level of care to patients suffering from pain, numbness or weakness anywhere from the nect to the lower back. Many of the procedures performed are outpatient procedures, or alow the patient to go home the following morning. Our spectrum of care ranges from nonsurgical management of spinal disorders to the most complex reconstructive procedures for patients with debilitating conditions of the spine, such as scoliosis, tumors, infections, degenerative conditions, nerve impingement and paralysis. Dr. Cassidy is trained in surgery to address not just the bones and disks of the spine, but also the decompression of the spinal cord and nerve roots. Our spine team is committed to providing the least invasive treatment options first, as only a few spine conditions even require surgery.