Are you suffering back or neck pain due to disc prolapse, degenerative disc disease, scoliosis or other conditions? If you require assistance from orthopaedic or spinal surgeons in the Gold Coast or Brisbane area, South Coast Spine can help.
Our team specialises in management of adult spinal conditions through surgical and non-surgical methods. We have a strong focus on motion-preservation technologies such as minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) and total disc replacement (TDR) in the cervical spine and lumbar region.
Whether you need to see a spine specialist near Brisbane and surrounds for a disc replacement or require a Gold Coast orthopedic surgeon following musculoskeletal trauma, you’ll want to get all of the information required to make a decision regarding treatment. Whilst speaking to a spinal surgeon, orthopedic surgeon or specialist can help put your mind at ease, often it can be difficult to retain all of the information given during a consultation – hence the development of this educational website.
On this site, you will be provided with detailed information on what to expect during, and as a result of, your procedure, and your consultation, with spinal or orthopaedic surgeons. We look at the causes of back and neck pain and discuss a range of conditions that may require medical intervention. Ultimately, we discuss the options that are available to patients (and orthopaedic surgeons) in terms of treatment.
Dr Neil Cleaver is a spinal surgeon with a surgical practice catering to patients in Brisbane and the Gold Coast. The doctor is dedicated to – when appropriate – utilising motion preservation technologies. These can include minimally invasive spine surgery and total disc replacement in surgical reconstructions. In 95 per cent of cases, Dr Cleaver’s practice is concerned with minimally invasive procedures to achieve surgical reconstructions.
Dr Cleaver is respected in the field for pioneering the use of extreme lateral interbody fusion technique (X-LIF) minimally invasive extreme lateral total disc replacement (XL-TDR) in Australia. He is committed to growing his own knowledge and the knowledge of his peers through further research and development in the field of spinal reconstruction through minimally invasive procedures.