What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgical procedures?
Unlike invasive surgical methods, minimally invasive surgeries utilize special tools and systems to make fewer, shorter cuts. This means that less of your muscle and tissue is cut during the surgery, which shortens your recovery time and translates to less pain felt by you afterward. Minimally invasive surgical methods are quicker and put you back to work and other daily activities faster.
Which conditions can be helped by minimally invasive spine surgery?
At South County Spine Care Center, we strive to offer our patients non-invasive spine relief options, such as chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression therapy. Sometimes, surgical intervention is necessary for relief. Some of the most common spinal conditions can be helped by minimally invasive spine surgery, including herniated disc, compressed spine, and even small fractures within the spine.
Choosing to have minimally invasive spine surgery for these and other issues is a great way to treat the problem without the high risk of infection, side effects, and long recovery time that comes with invasive procedures.
If you are experiencing issues with your spine and have tried a variety of solutions with no results, but have been avoiding further attempts because you do not want to undergo invasive surgery, contact our office today to find out how we can help you.
Am I a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?
Only your spine care doctor can help you determine whether or not you would be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery. Even though minimally invasive surgery has many benefits and is becoming accessible for more and more patients, there are still certain conditions that require open surgery in order to treat, including severe scoliosis and some types of infections.
At South County Spine Care Center, our spine care doctors will help you to determine whether or not your condition can be treated with minimally invasive spine surgery. Our doctors are committed to exploring every type of treatment method, including both non-invasive and invasive, and will help you choose the direction that works best for you and your condition.