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.

How a Colorado Skull Impacted Injury Law

How a Colorado Skull Impacted Injury Law

You may have heard of people being “thick-skinned”?  These people seem impervious to criticism. However you likely have never heard of anyone being “thin-skulled”, unless you live around Cripple Creek, near Colorado Springs.  Here resides the cranium that has forever changed injury legal matters nationwide. On Christmas night in 1901, a goldminer stopped in a…

Structural Brain Changes in Athletes Even Without Contact

Structural Brain Changes in Athletes Even Without Contact

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has recently been highlighted in professional sports, like football, as a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries. It is now also being suspected in boxing, hockey, soccer, rugby, etc…, and even youth sports. While it still remains controversial, both significant or seemingly innocuous impacts could have a major cumulative effect…

The Perception of Neurosurgery

The Perception of Neurosurgery

The vast majority of Americans feel correctly informed by the media, whether through reading or watching television.  More than 80% of people think the press ensures its consumers have the knowledge to be informed.  However, in recent analyses, only about 9% of Americans surveyed, “showed an understanding” of basic healthcare.  And while 96% of people…

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Chocolate

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Chocolate

February 14th. Valentine’s Day…. The Perfect Valentine’s Day Chocolate. The Catholic Church recognizes at least three different Saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. Some think the day commemorates one of the Valentines’ death. However, others think the middle of February was chosen to challenge the pagan celebration of the Roman god…