Few things can be more debilitating and cause more of an impact on your ability to lead a normal, active life than severe neck or back pain. And if you suffer from a condition such as bulging discs, spinal arthritis, bone spurs or other types of degenerative spine conditions, you’ve probably tried any number of conservative treatments like rest, medication, physical therapy, hot/cold therapy, stretching, exercise and more. For a small percentage of patients, however, treatments like these simply don’t provide lasting pain relief, and spine surgery becomes an option.
Depending on your condition and your symptoms, your doctor may recommend a variety of surgeries to treat your neck pain and/or back pain. These can include:
- Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
- Anterior/Posterial Fusion
- Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR)
- Bone Graft
- Decompression Surgery
- Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
- Posterolateral Fusion
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
These procedures can differ in the conditions they seek to treat, the methods they use, and the associated risk factors and considerations. But many types of traditional back surgeries are similar in that they are quite invasive, which means they require a large incision, hospitalization and lengthy recovery times.
Another approach is a minimally invasive procedure at Laser Spine Institute, where our orthopedic experts use endoscopic technology to treat your condition. In many cases, our safe and effective outpatient procedures may help you avoid a large and traumatic surgery. Rediscover your life. Contact us today to learn more and to get a free review of your CT scan or MRI.