Minimally Invasive Spinal Disc Surgery New Jersey
Are you a candidate for spinal disc surgery? In a world of modern medical miracles, spine surgery may sound like a daunting prospect. But like many areas of medicine, modern spinal disc surgery is often a minimally invasive procedure – done with minimal discomfort or inconvenience. And often it is be the best option to resolve intractable pain from back and spine problems.
The first question though is: What conditions does spine surgery address? Some of the most common issues include:
- disc herniation
- pinched nerves
- bulging disc
- degenerative disc disease
- torn disc
- facet joint syndrome
- spinal canal stenosis
- spinal stenosis
- foraminal stenosis
- bone spurs
- prior surgical complications
- traumatic injuries
Spine surgery is usually recommended only after other treatments have failed to resolve the pain, immobility and inflammation associated with these conditions. Often though spine surgery is the reasonable alternative, especially in regard to the many conditions related degenerative problems due to aging.
Simply put – the wear and tear of our bodies causes an ongoing degeneration of the bones that support and protect our spine. Spine surgery can repair these issues – potentially providing immediate relief and the ability to return to an active and productive life.
Fortunately spinal surgeons have many treatment options that are minimally invasive. These treatments including many endoscopic approaches, including endoscopic foraminotomy, endoscopic laser facet rhizotomy.
Another choice the surgeon may recommend is laser treatments. In this scenario highly focused laser light allows for the surgeon to conduct a refined form of surgery when appropriate. All laser spine procedures are outpatient and minimally invasive. Generally, laser surgery is an hour-long procedure, performed with local anesthesia. Patients are discharged the same day and benefit from lower cost, reduced risk for complications and infection, faster return to work and daily activities, and preservation of spine mobility.
For more information on minimally invasive spinal disc surgery in New Jersey, call and to arrange for a professional evaluation to see if spine surgery is right for you.
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