Minimally invasive spine surgery may be a viable option for patients who do not respond well to conservative treatments for chronic pain. National Pain Institute offers minimally invasive spine surgery for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida.
What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgery is a less invasive type of surgery, compared to procedures that require incisions to provide access to the spinal column and nerves. This type of surgery is most often recommended in cases where more conservative treatments do not provide the level of pain relief that is expected.
What Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery are Available?
- Discography, a diagnostic procedure that helps to locate damage, degeneration and abnormalities in the spinal discs.
- Rhizotomy to cut nerves to prevent pain signals.
- Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy to destroy nerves in the uppermost part of the spine.
- Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy to treat nerves in the middle section of the spine.
What Are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgery is less extensive than surgeries that require incisions to access the spine. Because there is less tissue trauma, patients are not at risk for developing scar tissue and the resultant complications, such as failed back surgery syndrome.
Am I a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
If you do not have the level of chronic pain relief that you desire from your medications, or if you are concerned with the side effects of prescription medications, we may recommend minimally invasive spine surgery to treat the source of your chronic pain. We will determine if these procedures are your best option after reviewing your medical records and performing a thorough physical examination. We encourage our patients to share their experiences with chronic pain treatments so that we may understand the limitations of those therapies.
How Is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Performed?
Minimally invasive spine surgery at National Pain Institute is an outpatient procedure. You go home the same day after spending some time in our recovery area. The procedures do not require extensive incisions, so general anesthesia is not needed.
At National Pain Institute, our team of pain management physicians offers minimally invasive spine surgery for residents of Orlando, as well as other communities in Central and South Florida. These procedures offer several advantages over more invasive spinal surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.