Spine Surgery

Who Needs Spine Surgery?

When it comes to managing neck or back pain, non-surgical treatments are preferred. However, sometimes medical treatments fail to alleviate your neck or back pain, or your pain is so severe that it is affecting your daily life. If that happens, the physicians at Town Center Orthopaedics may recommend minimally-invasive spine surgery

Treatments

The surgeons at Town Center Orthopaedics perform the following spine and back surgery procedures:

Spine Surgery Q & A

Who Needs Operative Spine Surgery?

Though spine surgery is an option for many suffering from neck or back pain, a recommendation for surgical intervention only occurs when an orthopedic specialist can identify the exact source of your pain.

Spine surgery also works best when treating pain conditions caused by nerve compressions, such as:

  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal instability
  • Vertebral fractures

If you suffer from chronic neck or back pain and medical treatments fail to improve your discomfort, contact Town Center Orthopaedics to schedule an evaluation with our spine surgeons.

What Are the Types of Spinal Surgery?

When spine surgery is needed, our spine surgeons use state-of-the-art techniques and minimally invasive approaches to obtain the best clinical results. Types of spine, neck, and back surgery we perform include:

Lumbar decompression

During a lumbar decompression, our spine surgeons remove a small portion of the bone that’s compressing your nerve root to alleviate pain. Our spine surgeons may perform a microdiscectomy or a lumbar laminectomy, depending on the root cause of your pain.

Cervical decompression

Cervical decompression is a type of cervical spine surgery. The procedure is similar to lumbar decompression, however, it involves the removal of bone from the cervical spine or neck to alleviate pain.

Cervical fusion

During a cervical fusion, our spine surgeons fuse two or more vertebral bones in the neck to limit mobility and the resulting pain.

Lumbar, thoracic, or thoracolumbar fusion

During a lumbar, thoracic, or thoracolumbar fusion, our spine surgeons fuse two or more vertebral bones to create a single structure that limits individual vertebral mobility to prevent pain.

Artificial disc replacement

This procedure is for severely damaged intervertebral discs. Our spine surgeons replace damaged discs with artificial ones, which function like natural discs and allow movement/motion between the vertebrae.

Robotic Spine Surgery

The use of robotics during spine surgery may be needed in certain cases. This technology can help reduce pain and speed up recovery time.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Utilizes muscle-sparing techniques to minimize or eliminate tissue disruption to optimize your outcome while minimizing the risk of future problems.

What Can I Expect During a Spine Surgery Consultation?

Our spine surgeons are experienced spine surgeon and you can expect a comprehensive evaluation when you come in for a consultation. To determine if spine surgery is the best choice for you, we ask detailed questions about your symptoms and treatment history. To confirm the cause of your neck or back pain, we conducts diagnostic imaging.

Town Center Orthopaedics is a full-service orthopedic practice and offers in-house X-rays to help you get the answers you need quickly.

Our spine surgeons then review their assessment with you and discusses your treatment options, which may include spine surgery, based on your diagnosis. If surgery is recommended, we review what you can expect during and after the procedure so you can prepare.

Don’t Wait to Get the Help You Deserve

To learn more about spine and back surgery and how it may help you get relief from your neck or back pain, call Town Center Orthopaedics any time at (571) 250-5435, or request an appointment online today.

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