Spine surgery can relieve pain and correct injury to the nerves in the back when non-invasive methods are ineffective or inappropriate. Surgery may be performed to remove discs; to treat diseases and disorders such as Arnold Chiari-Malformation, syringomyelia and spinal stenosis; and to correct spinal fractures, injuries, cysts, tumors, herniated cords and other painful or harmful conditions.
Performed to correct a herniated disc, the most common cause of lower back pain. The soft material in the disc is removed to restore proper shape and relieve pressure on the nerve.
Laminectomy and Laminotomy
Removal of the lamina (small bony plate on each vertebra) to relieve pressure on the nerve that causes back pain in patients suffering from stenosis.
Bone is grafted onto the spine that grows and heals to provide strength and stabilization following injury or disease.
Recent advances in medical technology have made possible
minimally invasive spinal surgery, in which the entire procedure is
performed through small incisions with the aid of an endoscope (a thin
instrument with a tiny camera on the tip). Minimally invasive
surgery offers a number of benefits over traditional surgery,
including less post-operative discomfort, smaller scars and a shorter
recovery time. This type of surgery is not appropriate for all
conditions, but may be performed to treat scoliosis and herniated
discs and to aid in spinal fusion.