Can Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Resolve Your Back Pain?

If you have back pain, you’re not alone. This complaint is one of the most common causes of missed work, doctor appointments, and disability worldwide. But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through your symptoms.

For more than two decades, our experienced team at Orthopaedic Associates has provided the highest quality of care to men and women in Albany, Georgia. At our practice, our top priority is effective chronic pain management. If you don’t respond to conservative treatments, we can provide minimally invasive spine surgery in our first-class, on-site OrthoCare Surgery Center.

If you have back pain, here’s what you need to know about minimally invasive spine surgery and whether it’s right for you.

What sets minimally invasive spine surgery apart?

Minimally invasive spine surgery describes a variety of procedures that aim to stabilize spinal joints and vertebrae, relieve pressure on spinal nerves, or both. We call these procedures “minimally invasive,” because they use a few small incisions compared to traditional or “open” surgeries, which use one large incision. 

When you have minimally invasive surgery, we can perform complex procedures by inserting miniature cameras or microscopes and specialized instruments into the tiny incisions. This approach offers numerous benefits, including:

We can also perform many minimally invasive spine surgeries as outpatient procedures with local anesthesia. Using local anesthesia comes with fewer risks and side effects than with general anesthesia.

When should you consider minimally invasive spine surgery?

We might recommend minimally invasive spine surgery if you have chronic pain that hasn’t responded to more conservative treatments, such as medications, corticosteroid injections, PRP injections, or physical therapy. Minimally invasive spine surgery may also be a good option if you have damage in or around your spine.

Common spinal issues that often respond to minimally invasive surgery include:

When you have minimally invasive spine surgery at our OrthoCare Surgery Center, you can rely on the highest level of care. Our newly designed, Joint Commission-accredited center has state-of-the-art equipment, and our providers are available before, during, and after your surgery.

To see if minimally invasive spine surgery can help with your back pain, book an appointment online or over the phone with Orthopaedic Associates today.

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