Adam P. Smith, MD, FAANS is a board certified neurosurgeon and Rocky Mountain Brain & Spine Institute is his business providing neurosurgical information to the community. He is committed to the wellness of the patients he treats. Dr. Smith uses minimally invasive surgical approaches for the brain and spine, and uses the most up-to-date neuroimaging, surgical navigation, robotic and artificial intelligence modalities.

Understanding Scoliosis

Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine specializes in scoliosis. Continue reading to learn what scoliosis is, its causes, and how it can be treated. Looking at the spine from the front, it should be fairly straight, but from the side it is normal to see a few curves. Scoliosis is a condition where you see abnormal…

What is Artificial Disc Replacement?

Dr. Adam Smith at Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine is board-certified and regularly performs Artificial Disc Replacements (ADR). Continue reading to learn more about what an Artificial Disc Replacement is. Artificial discs are FDA approved for both the cervical and lumbar spine. While neither is placed using a minimal invasive technique, artificial discs allow decompression…

Understanding Lumbar Decompression

Understanding Lumbar Decompression

Rocky Mountain Brain and Spine Institute specializes in lumbar decompression and more specifically, minimally invasive tubular decompressions. Many are impacted by compression in the lumbar of their spines and struggle with how to manage or take care of the problem. To learn more about what it is and what is involved in the procedure, continue…

Chiari Malformation

What Is Chiari Malformation?

Chiari Malformation is a congenital condition that has to do with the malformation of the skull where part of the cerebellum is squished, which could result in possible brain damage. Continue reading to learn more about the details of this condition. Chiari I Malformation is a condition that stems from birth and includes the protrusion…