There are a wide range of reasons for spine pain. In many cases, a chronic condition like arthritis or spinal stenosis causes pain in the spine. Some people have spine pain after they are involved in an accident, especially if they suffer a spinal fracture. Spine pain may occur more often in people who are overweight or obese, as extra weight puts added pressure on the spinal column. Several congenital conditions can cause spine pain, as well. Regardless of the cause, spine pain can be treated very effectively today.
The first line of treatment for spine pain is typically non-invasive. This treatment may include rest, physical therapy, and medication. While these treatments can help with the pain temporarily, chronic spine pain requires another solution. Oftentimes, the best way to relieve spine pain is to have a surgical procedure which can also be a minimally invasive spinal surgery.
The specific surgery needed depends on the patient and their spine pain symptoms. Many people are able to achieve significant spine pain relief through endoscopic spine surgery. In this type of minimally invasive surgery, the incision is typically smaller. In many cases, the surgery can be done under anesthesia, which may be a safer alternative. Thanks to the reduced incision size and the high tech tools used in endoscopic spine surgery, the patient will have less blood loss and less pain.
Oftentimes, spine surgery may be helpful for people who suffer from spinal instability due to fractures, herniations, or other issues within the spine. This type of surgery is often indicated for people who have neck pain, back pain, bone spurs, spinal stenosis, and radiating pain. Please call Dr. Henry to ask if this procedure is right for you.
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