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.

Stem Cells — What’s The Worst That Could Happen?

The United States has the largest number of stem cell clinics in the world. For anywhere between $2,500 to upwards of $20,000 cash, anyone can have stem cells injected in their spine. Most clinics offering this therapy advertise the regenerative nature of their procedure. “…industry-leading experience”, “… published research”, “… specialized training”. I’ve personally heard…

How Often Do Football Players Experience Neck Injuries?

Many of us watching Monday Night Football, Raiders versus the Broncos, saw the concerning injury to Raider’s cornerback Gareon Conley. While attempting to tackle Bronco’s Royce Freeman, the Raider’s safety, Abram, caught the top of Conley’s helmet with his leg, producing sudden axial compression and flexion. One of the most dangerous compression/ flexion injuries to…