Advanced, Effective Treatment Solutions

Heartland Spine Institute offers advanced, comprehensive solutions to treat spine, back or neck conditions such as, among others:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Spinal stenosis & spondylosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Compression fracture
  • Spinal stenosis & spondylolisthesis
  • Lumbar radiculopathy (sciatica)
  • Facet joint syndrome
  • Carpal/cubital tunnel syndrome

You don’t have to live with neck, back or spine problems. Dr. Hayward can correct these conditions, relieve pain and restore full function. He specializes in the following procedures:

  • Minimally invasive endoscopic & laser spine surgery
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Minimally invasive treatments for spinal stenosis
  • Treatments for disc herniation
  • Minimally invasive lumbar spinal fusion
  • Ulnar & cubital tunnel release
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Epidural injections

Artificial Disc Replacement

When patients have exhausted conservative treatment, cervical disc replacement or artificial disc may be an option. Cervical disc replacement may be an option to treat a severely damaged or degenerated cervical disc or when the disc is impinging the nerves.

Cervical disc replacement surgery is performed similar to the anterior cervical fusion. The implant is designed to allow motion to continue. Therefore, the risk for adjacent segment disease is theoretically lower.

Dr. Hayward will spend the necessary time evaluating your symptoms and discussing the option of cervical disc replacement. Cervical disc replacements have been around in Europe for 20 years or more and are now being approved by insurance companies. However insurance companies still have many limitations or requirements.

Benefits of cervical disc replacement:

  • Maintains motion
  • May recover quicker
  • Reduced risk of adjacent segment disease

Si Joint Fusion

The Sacroiliac (SI) Joint is the source of pain for up to 22% of patients with low back pain

Fusion of the SI joint is never the first step in treatment for SI joint pain. There are many non-operative treatments to help SI joint pain. However sometimes after all conservative treatments have been exhausted, SI Fusion through a minimally invasive approach may be an option.SI Joint pain symptoms may include:Low Back Pain or back of hipsPain radiating down the legMay have pain in groin and thighsPain may be worse when walking Pain may be better when layingAt Heartland Spine Institute, we will properly evaluate the source of your pain. A proper physical exam as well as several diagnostic testing will be performed to properly diagnose if your pain is coming from your SI Joint. It is beleived that up to 75% of patients who had undergone lumbar fusion surgery may have developed SI Joint degeneration within five years.

Put your health in the best hands at Heartland Spine Institute. Call us at 877.331.5763 with your questions or to schedule an appointment. For your convenience, you can use our online Appointment Request form.

What people say about us?

I had a spinal decompression done at three levels. Although all pain is not gone, the surgery did exactly what Dr. Hayward had hoped it would. What impressed me most about Dr. Hayward was his willingness to have me get a second opinion. He did not want me going into surgery without hearing what someone else thought. He even went as far to tell me that just because he was the first neurosurgeon that I had seen, he expected me go where I felt most comfortable if I did have surgery.

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304 South Mount Auburn Road,
Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
620 Maple Valley Drive,
Farmington, Mo 63640
310 W Plaza Drive,
Carterville, IL 62918
10435 Clayton Rd. Suite 120
Saint Louis, Mo 63131
135 Plaza Dr.
Sikeston, MO 63801
4700 Memorial Drive, Suite 220
Belleville IL, 62226

Dr. Franklin Hayward at Heartland Spine Institute provides compassionate care to people of all walks of life. He provides nonsurgical and surgical spine care to people suffering from debilitating back, neck and spine problems, carpel tunnel syndrome and work related injuries . Patients travel up to 3 hours to see him in the Heartland; from Southern Illinois, Northeast and Northwest Kentucky, Southwest Indiana and across Missouri.

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