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Spine Surgery

Restoring quality of life and reducing pain is the goal with spine surgery.  Our surgeons utilize a variety of minimally invasive techniques to get our patients feeling better faster.

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Knowing What to Expect

Preparing for surgery can feel overwhelming or scary if you don’t know what to expect. You may have some unanswered questions and worries that make you feel this way. Knowing what to expect will help you feel less nervous and more in control.

Spine surgery can be used as a pain treatment for degenerative spinal conditions, including: 

  • Spinal arthritis
  • Spinal trauma and fractures
  • Spinal tumors
  • Slipped discs
  • Spinal deformities

Your doctor will consider spinal surgery as a solution if your back pain is persistent and debilitating, and you don’t find pain relief with other treatment options.

There are different types of surgery to reduce back pain:

  • Spinal fusion – Connects two or more bones in your spine and relieves pain by adding stability
  • SI joint fusion – Fuses the sacrum and ilium on the right or left side to relieve pain
  • Artificial disc replacement surgery
  • Discectomy – Involves removing the herniated part of a disk to relieve irritation and inflammation of a nerve
  • Laminectomy – Involves removing the bone overlying your spinal canal to make the spinal canal larger and relieve nerve pressure

Spine surgery procedures can last between two and seven hours. Recovery time to full functionality is typically up to three months.