When non-surgical therapies fail to relieve your back or neck pain, it may be time to consider spine surgery. Spine conditions that often need surgery include:
Acute injuries such as spinal fractures often need immediate surgery to stabilize your spine and ensure proper healing.
The experienced surgeons at Spring Hospital offer many different spine surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, including:
The procedures in this list alleviate your pain and stabilize your spine by decompressing nerves, removing damaged discs, replacing the old disc with an artificial disc, or fusing bones. Screw fixations hold the vertebrae in place while they heal.
Minimally invasive surgery uses a small incision and specialized surgical instruments that fit through the tiny opening.
During a minimally invasive procedure, your Spring Hospital spine surgeon doesn’t cut through your muscles. Instead, they gently separate the fibers, creating an opening that’s just large enough for the instruments.
With minimally invasive surgery, your body experiences significantly less trauma compared to open surgery. As a result, you have:
You also end up with a scar that’s barely visible.
Spring Hospital offers exceptional pain management with interventional procedures. The following minimally invasive spine procedures work by reducing nerve inflammation or by blocking nerve signals that carry pain messages to your brain:
These injections relieve back, neck, arm, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves.
A facet joint block alleviates pain caused by arthritic or damaged facet joints in your spine.
Nerve roots occur where clusters of nerves enter or leave the spinal cord. Blocking pain signals at a root can alleviate pain from originating in many body areas.
Your spine surgeon performs minimally invasive spine surgery to insert lead wires into the epidural space, placing them near the spinal nerves sending pain messages. A small generator sends mild electrical impulses through the wires and into the nerves, effectively blocking pain signals.
To learn more about spine surgery, call Spring Hospital today.