Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: A Quantum Leap Forward in Treating Back Pain
Back pain is an awful thing. When your back hurts, it’s hard to focus on anything else. And most of us will suffer from it in some form at some point in our lives.
Many people in the USA lose vital work days (or weeks or months) because of back pain. It’s the most common cause of disability preventing attendance at work.
A lot of back pain sufferers make the rounds, looking for the therapy that’s going to alleviate or eliminate their pain. But it’s all for nothing.
The pain is still there.
If that’s your story, then it’s time to read this blog post about minimally invasive spine surgery: the smart way to treat back pain.
Not Traditional Surgery
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery represents a quantum leap forward in the realm of treating back pain. Many back pain sufferers hate the thought of having to resort to surgery and we understand that. But they should know that MISS is a revolution in ending their back pain.
For starters, you won’t be needing an incision that’s 5 or 6 inches in length. With MISS, only a tiny incision is made. This practice drastically reduces the incidence of the number one surgical complication – infection.
Through this incision is passed an endoscope – a tiny camera, that with the support of a monitor, allows your surgeon to work with greater precision than ever before possible.
With no need to cut through muscle, recovery times are expedited, allowing patients to return home more rapidly. And without the need for extensive stitches or stapling, bleeding is greatly reduced.
Conditions Treated with MISS
Not all conditions of the spine can currently be resolved with MISS. The condition most commonly treated by this type of procedure is disc herniation.
But lumbar fusion can also be performed using MISS.
As innovation continues apace and technology reaches even more precipitous heights, we know that MISS will become available to treat other conditions. Its time has come, bringing people living with back pain a surgical solution, when all others have failed.
A less invasive intervention, MISS offers hope for people who’ve tried it all and found no relief. And without the fear of an extensive surgical procedure, the possibility of infection and bleeding, patients can now face back surgery with greater confidence.
Spine Consult NJ
The Spine Consult NJ team is uniquely positioned to assess your back pain, its cause and your candidacy for MISS.
You may not even require the intervention, as many cases of back pain are treatable by other, non-invasive means.
At Spine Consult, we thoughtfully consider the options, including alternative therapies (when appropriate to the case). Our practice is based on results and evidence.
If you’re suffering from back pain that you’ve been trying to resolve for long enough, come talk to us. We treat all conditions of the spine here, working with a professional network to resolve pain and restore normal function.
We invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation. We’re here to support you.