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Terrence L Piper, MD
Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon
Piper Spine Care
St. Peters, MO

About Terrence L Piper, MD

Dr. Terrence Piper is a board certified orthopaedic spine surgeon. Dr. Piper is the Founder and President of Piper Spine Care located in St. Peters, MO. In addition, Dr. Piper is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Washington University Department of Orthopedic Surgery in St. Louis, MO

In his practice, he diagnoses and treats disorders that affect the cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), and lumbar (low back) spine. His special area of focus is treatment of degenerative spinal conditions. Dr. Piper has a preference for minimally invasive spine surgical techniques, as these types of procedures allow patients to recover more quickly.

Dr. Piper received his medical degree from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. He completed his internship at Jewish Hospital-Washington University and residency at Barnes Hospital-Washington University, both is St. Louis.

He is an active member of many prestigious medical organizations, including the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and American Board of Spine Surgery. In addition, Dr. Piper is a member of surgical faculty of AO North America.

Throughout his academic and clinical career, Dr. Piper has received many honors for his teaching, mentoring, and public service.

Case Studies Presented by Terrence L Piper, MD

Does this 21-year-old need a spinal fusion?

Presented by: C. Hemmer DNP, ANP, T. Piper MD
The authors pose 2 questions for consideration regarding a young adult with a previous history of low back pain now reporting marked increase in leg pain.

Worsening Leg Weakness and a Negative Lumbar MRI

Presented by: T. Piper MD, C. Hemmer DNP, ANP
The patient is a 52-year-old male whose health is generally very good. He has no back pain but presents with acute pain, numbness and tingling sensations in both legs; right is greater than the left. He presents in Dr. Terrence Piper's practice for a second opinion.

Severe Thoracic Pain

Presented by: T. Piper MD, C. Hemmer DNP, ANP
A pleasant 37-year-old female presents with severe midline thoracolumbar pain at and just below her bra line. The pain started about 12 months ago but has significantly worsened during the past 3 months making wearing a bra painful. She has no history of shingles or trauma.

Worsening Right Greater Than Left Leg Paresthesia

Presented by: C. Hemmer DNP, ANP, T. Piper MD
A 64-year-old male presented to our office with complaints of right greater than left leg pain and numbness/tingling. He states that when he walks his symptoms are worse, but always has some degree of right buttock/ hip/ leg discomfort.

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