Orthopedic Surgeon – Spine Specialist – Orlando, Florida
Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) does not involve a long incision. It avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. In most cases, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery.
Sport Related Injury
“Sports injuries” are injuries that happen when playing sports or exercising. Some are from accidents. Others can result from poor training practices or improper gear. Some people get injured when they are not in proper condition.
Fat grafts taken from the wound, gelatin sponges, silicon-based sheets (Silastic) and other techniques have been used in an effort to block the mobilization of cells into the region of the nerve root, thereby inhibiting development of epidural fibrosis.
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SI Joint Dysfunction: A Common Cause of Low Back Pain
About the Sacroiliac (S) Joint The sacroiliac joints are strong joints (or articulations) between the bottom-most triangular bone of your spine, called the sacrum, and the ilium sections of the pelvis (the sections of the pelvis you put your hands on when you “put...
Open Surgery vs Minimal Invasive Surgery
Traditional, open surgery required a 6-inch incision into soft tissue to access the spine during surgery. Because of the large incision, this surgery took many months for a full recovery. Soft tissues and muscle need time to heal during this period. Minimally invasive...
What is AxiaLIF®?
AxiaLIF® means Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion. It is an alternative to traditional open and minimally invasive low back surgery performed to treat degenerative disc disease (DDD), spinal stenosis, or low grade spondylolisthesis at L5-S1. In some patients, these...
What is Degenerative Discs?
Disc problems can start from over-use, an accident, or just the wear and tear of daily life. Degenerative changes in the discs may result in damage that can cause pain. When a disc degenerates it can have tears or cracks that lose water, which cause it to become...
ALL VETERANS ARE WELCOME!
I served a total of 11 years as a Major in the United States Army Reserve. I was activated following September 11, attacks and served three tours of duty in Iraq as part of the 629th Forward Surgical team. I also served in the 33rd Combat Support Hospital at Ballad, at Camp Anaconda.
I am proud of my service and proud to continue to serve my fellow Veterans! Let me become your spine doctor.
Comments About Dr. Manzanares
Dr. Manzanares is an exceptional doctor and takes time with his patients. I never felt that there was an appointment before or after me…he and his staff are always prompt, professional, and curtious. He and his PA make you feel like a human being and that’s why I have recommended him to many people since my surgery. Thanks for the second chance at life doc!
Back pain can be surprisingly complex
It is often up to you to figure out what is really causing your pain and get a correct diagnosis.