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Spine Surgery

What is Spine Surgery?

The spinal column, frequently referred to as the backbone, stands as the pillar of the human body’s structure. This robust formation of bones is crucial in linking various components of the musculoskeletal system—a network that encompasses the bones and muscles of the body. The spine has important functions like giving your body structure, shielding your spinal cord, and providing motion and flexibility.

Spine surgery is a significant medical intervention that is considered when non-invasive treatments fail to alleviate chronic back pain or other serious spinal conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or vertebral fractures. The goal of spine surgery is to restore functionality, relieve pain, and improve the patient’s quality of life. These surgical procedures can range from minimally invasive techniques, which aim to lessen the impact on surrounding tissues, to more complex surgeries that may involve spinal fusions or the insertion of hardware to stabilize the spine.


What conditions are treated with spine surgery?

What conditions are treated with spine surgery?

At NeuroSpine Plus, our neurosurgeons have performed more than 6,000 surgeries. Before referring you for spine surgery, they will meet with you for an examination and discuss your medical history. Then, using a patient-centric approach, they will connect you to the most appropriate and comfortable treatment option for your lifestyle.

Types of spine surgery

Our neurosurgeons are experienced in performing various advanced spinal surgeries. They regularly perform the following:

To learn more about spine surgeries, contact Neurospine Plus to schedule a consultation.

Spine surgery FAQ

The most common spine surgery in the United States is spinal decompression and spinal fusion. This surgery helps alleviate pressure from pinched nerves on the spinal cord and helps stabilize the spine.

Spine surgery, like all major surgical procedures, presents a spectrum of risks which may include, but are not limited to, infection, nerve damage, blood clots, blood loss, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. It’s crucial that patients discuss all potential risks and benefits with their surgeon prior to undergoing spine surgery.

Preoperative preparation is important for the success of spine surgery. Patients are generally advised to cease smoking, as it can impede healing, and may be asked to stop taking certain medications that could increase the risk of bleeding. Maintaining a healthy diet and a light exercise regimen to strengthen the body can also be beneficial. Furthermore, organizing the home to cater to post-surgery mobility limitations is critical. This preparation includes adjusting living spaces to minimize the need for bending or lifting and planning for assistance with daily activities during recovery.

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