The Laser Spine Institute (LSI), Tampa, has acquired Aspen Back & Body LLC (ABB), Aspen, Colo, extending LSI’s patient care capabilities into non-surgical areas for the first time, says a statement issued by LSI.

Founded and led by Clint Phillips, CSCS, ABB provides therapies that blend spine fitness and wellness to help prevent and relieve back and neck pain, says the statement. Situated in the St Regis Hotel in Aspen, ABB offers clients 1- to 3-week "spine fitness" programs encompassing 3 to 4 hours a day of personalized therapy, says the statement. All sessions are overseen by a doctor of physical therapy with the goal of improving spine-related muscle strength, flexibility, alignment, and general wellness, according to LSI. These programs include strength training, Gyrotonic flexibility sessions, vibration training, water therapy, and Pilates, and education sessions, massage, and healthy meals.

LSI founder and chief surgeon James St. Louis, MD, said in the statement that "this will allow LSI to care for our patients across the cycle of spinal care whether patients seek maximum presurgical relief or continued support for post-surgical results."

LSI offers an alternative to traditional open back and neck surgeries, and its orthopedic surgeons can treat painful ailments with endoscopic outpatient procedures, says the statement. Chronic pain that stems from pinched nerves, herniated discs, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, spinal arthritis, bone spurs, scar tissue, and failed open back or neck surgery may be alleviated with Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive approach, says the statement.

Source: Laser Spine Institute

[Source: Medical News Today]