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Recent Posts by Pierce Nunley, MD

Dr. Pierce Nunley is the founder and Medical Director of the Spine Institute of Louisiana and has an academic appointment as Associate Professor at LSU Health. He received his M.D. from the University of Kansas and did his internship and residency at LSU Health Sciences Center. He completed two spine fellowships: The first at the University of Basel in Switzerland in 1996 as a AO scholar and second with Dr. David Selby, at Texas Southwestern in 1997. Dr. Nunley is board certified by both the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and by the American Board of Spine Surgery for which he serves as the current Chairman. Dr. Nunley is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of CSRS, SRS, ISASS, NASS, SMISS, SOLAS, as well as other state, regional and local societies. He has and continues to serve on numerous committees of these organizations. He is published over 100 journal articles and numerous book chapters. He has taught, proctored, performed surgery and presented numerous papers in over 15 countries. Dr. Nunley enjoys life with his wife Dr. Amie Jew exploring culinary adventures and world travel. They have traveled to over 100 cities in 25 countries including challenging destinations as Mount Kailash in Tibet. He is a commercial rated pilot and even flies to international destinations. His longest trip was piloting their plane from Tarbes, France to Kansas City, KS over a two-day journey. He is a musician and has formal voice training as well as plays the guitar, violin, keyboards, and various other instruments. He regularly enjoys singing with Amie accompanying on piano. Other hobbies include tennis, golf, bicycling, diving and skiing when he can find the time!
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Lumbar Herniated Disc Treatments: Is Surgical or Nonsurgical Right for You?

It is very concerning when you find out you have a lumbar herniated disc and are experiencing sciatica (a shooting pain that radiates down the leg), foot drop, and other painful symptoms. Fortunately, there are several nonsurgical, or ...
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After Lumbar Discectomy: The Impact of Recurrent Disc Herniation

Whether you recently had surgery for a herniated lumbar disc, or you’re still considering the option for long-term pain relief, the last thing you want to think about is a recurrence of the same problem.
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