• With recent advances in spine surgery, some patients may have a false perception that there is little risk to undergoing a spine operation.

  • Ultimately, there are a few characteristics that we would recommend before choosing any surgeon.

  • An MRI is the best way to visualize all parts of the spine, including spinal nerves, disc herniations, compression fractures, and spinal stenosis.

  • Dr. Bjerke doesn't offer patients every spine operation that may be offered somewhere else. He believes strongly in using evidence-based medicine to provide the best operations for his patients.

  • The spinal column is a flexible group of bones. The human spine is an amazing thing.