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.

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…

An Overview of Kyphoplasty

An Overview Of Kyphoplasty

Over time, individuals experience slight changes in their bone structure and posture. In the later stages of human life, bone density decreases resulting in fractures. In order to aid these fractures, a procedure called Kyphoplasty is performed. Continue reading to learn more. Kyphoplasty is a procedure given to patients who have low bone density and…

Ground Level Head Trauma

There has been increased discussion in the media of head trauma, following the unexpected death of actor and comedian, Bob Saget. He was only 65 years old. On January 09, 2022, he apparently hit the back of his head on something and fell asleep. Some have indicated he thought nothing of it, went to sleep,…

Burn Pits and Brain Cancer

Burn Pits and Brain Cancer

This last week during Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, he made comments on military “burn pits” and a possible association with cancer. “Our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan faced many dangers. One being stationed at bases breathing in toxic smoke from burn pits… I’m also calling on Congress to pass a law to…

Adjacent Levels

No matter what type of spine surgery I discuss with patients, the most frequent question is, “If I get surgery now, won’t I just keep needing more surgery for the rest of my life?” The answer is possibly “yes”, but not why most patients think… The first concept needing belaboring is that disc degeneration is…