Did you know children miss 21 million days of school due to musculoskeletal injuries? 

Many times parents use the RICE method to help children get better after the visit with the doctor.

» Rest - rest the injured part of the body.

» Ice - ice it to reduce swelling.

» Compression - ask your doctor if an air boot or elastic wrap is needed.

» Elevation - keep the injured area above heart level.

There is no longer any reason to go to Knoxville or Chattanooga for a cervical or lumbar fusion!

Dr. David Robins brought minimally invasive spine surgery to Athens, Dayton, and Cleveland, TN. 

Anterior Interbody Lumbar Fusion (commonly known as ALIF)substantially reduces recovery time. The difference is a surgical approach through the abdomen instead of the back so as not to damage the muscles in the spine region. 


Vascular surgeon, Dr. Thomas Layman, performs the incision to protect the abdominal muscles and patients and Dr. David Robins performs the spine surgery.

Dr. Robins, Karen Morrow, RN, and Dr. Thomas Layman
Spinal disorders are the greatest cause of disability in the working population and the second most frequent reason for a doctor visit. People who have back pain and do not specifically retrain the deep back muscles are 22 times more likely to have a recurrence of back pain in the following three years.    

The spine contains 120 muscles, so it is important to exercise them and keep them healthy. There are also 220 specialized ligaments and over 100 joints. One can see how this area of the body is prone to injury when not cared for properly. 
Dr. David Robins is this regions premier spinal surgeon, relieving leg pain caused from spine injuries.

Another innovative procedure performed by Dr. David Robins is Kyphoplasty
What is kyphoplasty and who is a candidate for this procedure?

The goals of a kyphoplasty surgical procedure are designed to stop the pain caused by a spinal fracture, to stabilize the bone, and to restore some or all of the lost vertebral body height due to the compression fracture.

This is an excellent procedure from those suffering from fractures caused by osteoporosis. 

If you have neck or back pain that does not resolve in a few weeks, please call (423) 746-2445 for the first available appointment with Dr. Robins in Athens or Dayton


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