Spine Treatment Specialist

DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopedic Institute

Orthopedic Surgery & Physical Therapy located in Rochester, MI

Approximately 80% of Americans have back pain at some point during their lives. At DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute, in Rochester, Michigan, John LaMacchia, MD, and his team of orthopaedic experts offer customized spine treatments to address all conditions and injuries that cause back pain. Don’t let back pain interfere with your life, call DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute to make an appointment today for state-of-the-art spine treatments.

Spine Treatment Q & A

When should I talk to a doctor about spine pain?

While back pain is common, if your pain interferes with your ability to move or participate in your regular activities, you should make an appointment at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute for an expert diagnosis. The team offers customized spine treatments to relieve your symptoms and heal your back. You don’t need to put up with back pain.

What are the available spine treatments?

Dr. LaMacchia and his team offer a comprehensive range of spine treatments to address a variety of back problems. Some of the common spine treatments include:

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a procedure to remove a herniated or damaged disc from your cervical (neck) spine. It reduces pain, stiffness, and mobility problems by preventing your vertebrae from grinding against each other. 

Artificial cervical disc replacement

Dr. LaMacchia and the team remove a damaged disc from your cervical spine and replace it with an artificial disc to cushion your vertebrae and absorb shock. The procedure also reduces pressure on your spinal cord and peripheral nerves to relieve pain. 


Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to repair compression fractures in your spine. Your surgeon uses a surgical balloon to expand the compressed vertebra before filling it with special bone cement. 


A laminectomy is a surgical procedure to treat spinal stenosis. During the operation, your surgeon removes part of your lamina to enlarge your spinal canal and reduce nerve compression. Depending on your specific needs, they may also remove parts of herniated discs or repair other conditions that contribute to spinal stenosis. 

Lumbar disc microsurgery

If you have a herniated disc in your lumbar spine, your orthopaedic surgeon may recommend lumbar disc microsurgery to remove the herniated portion of a disc. The procedure alleviates nerve compression and reduces symptoms, including pain, numbness, and weakness in your back, buttocks, and legs. 

Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF)

During a TLIF procedure, Dr. LaMacchia and his team fuses the front (anterior) and back (posterior) columns of your spine using bone grafts or surgical pins and screws. Dr. LaMacchia may recommend this procedure to address conditions like recurrent disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, or spondylolisthesis. 

How do I know which spine treatment is right for me?

Dr. LaMacchia and his highly-skilled team of experts at DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute provide thorough physical exams, including lab tests, X-rays, and MRIs, to diagnose the cause of your back pain. They may try noninvasive spine treatments such as spinal injections and physical therapy before recommending surgery. 

If you require expert diagnosis and treatment for back pain, call DeClaire LaMacchia Orthopaedic Institute to make an appointment today.