Patient Stories

Minimally Invasive
Spine Institute

300 Exempla Circle
Suite #130
Lafayette, CO 80026

Ph: (303) 539-2533


Jennifer Kenitzer

Clinical Director:
Darla Drane, RN

  The patient is a 46-year-old physician with a long history of neck pain and more recently debilitating right arm radicular pain and weakness. This has significantly affected her extremely active life style including kite-boarding and other extreme activities. She failed conservative care including multiple epidural steroid injections. Other surgeons offered her a fusion but she came to the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute for placement of a cervical artificial disc under the care of Drs. Nelson and Villavicencio.  The patient underwent placement of the artificial disc without complications, went home the same day only a few hours after surgery.


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