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Grant D. Shifflett, MD

Grant D. Shifflett, MD

Dr. Grant D. Shifflett is a fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeon. Handpicked by Dr. Robert S. Bray Jr. to join DISC Sports & Spine Center, Dr. Shifflett specializes in the application of minimally invasive and microsurgical techniques to the entire spectrum of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal conditions, from the simple to the most complex. Whether treating a patient with chronic pain or an acute injury, his ultimate goal is to restore function and quality of life with minimal tissue disruption.

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Meet The Doctor Series: Meet Dr. Shifflett

Dr. Grant Shifflett’s patients know they are in expert hands when they are under his care. As an orthopedic spine surgeon specializing in minimally invasive and microscopic surgery, Dr. Shifflett...

Herniated Discs

Understanding a Lumbar Disc Herniation and Steps to Recovery

Herniated discs are quite common, especially in the lumbar spine (lower back). When patients with herniated discs come to see me, they are often in quite a bit of pain and anxious to start feeling...

Cervical Discs

When Should I See a Doctor About Lumbar Back Pain?

With lumbar back pain being so prevalent, it’s a dilemma you are likely to face—should you go see a doctor for the pain, or should you wait it out at home? Most cases of back pain will resolve...

Lumbar Spine

Does Having Lumbar Back Pain Mean That I Need Surgery?

Some people live with lumbar back pain for years, worried that a visit to a specialist will ultimately lead to surgery. But as a spine surgeon, I have some good news … Most of the time, surgery...

Patient Education

Understanding Cervical Laminoplasty

Your spinal cord and spinal nerves are responsible for “communicating” messages between your brain and the rest of your body. Your spinal cord runs through and is protected by small bones called...

Patient Education

Why Your Orthopedic Surgeon Should Be Board Certified or Board-Eligible

When you are searching for an orthopedic surgeon, you’ll probably notice that some physicians refer to themselves as “board-certified” or “board-eligible”. While you likely recognize that it’s a...

Patient Education

Why the Top Orthopedic Spine Surgeons Utilize Integrative Care

The landscape of healthcare is changing. Rather than simply focusing on a patient’s symptoms, physicians and other medical professionals are increasingly addressing the patient’s overall...

Patient Education

What Characteristics Make for a Great Spine Surgeon?

If you do a quick internet search for spine surgeons in your area, you are likely to come up with a list of physicians. And if you live in a large metropolitan area, that list will probably be...

Patient Education

6 Reasons to Have Surgery Now

When it comes to scheduling an elective medical procedure, such as fixing the herniated disc in your back, sometimes the biggest challenge is deciding when to do it. As the end of the year...

Patient Education

Three Steps for Preparing for Neck Surgery Recovery

You may think recovering from neck surgery is a passive process: the surgeon performs the operation, and your job is  simply to heal. But neck surgery, like any surgical procedure, should not be...

Herniated Discs

Symptoms of a Herniated Disc: More Than Just Back Pain

If you are one of thousands of people across the U.S. who suffer from back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. Moving your torso is impossible without engaging your back. Every bend, twist,...