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.

The Importance of Pain Location

When evaluating a patient, providers need to know exactly where the pain starts and potentially radiates in the body. The components of a pain history are location, quality, intensity, aggravating and alleviating factors. The most basic is location. Cervical Neck pain very often is midline in the neck or slightly lateralized to the muscles on…

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…

We’ve Got An App For That

These days there are phone apps for dating, banking, travel booking, ordering food… you name it. As a physician, I can even find apps to help me with medication dosing and interactions, or medical information. In the European Union and United Kingdom, Kaia Health recently created a “back pain app”, which offers video exercises with…