Most everyone deals with back pain at some point in their life. If it becomes chronic and is diagnosed as a serious condition, a doctor might recommend surgery to treat the pain. There is a monumental difference between traditional open surgery and one which is minimally invasive. If you suddenly find yourself in this position, your first question might be: am I a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?
Undergoing back surgery is no walk in the park, and you want to find relief as quickly as possible. The best thing you can do is take steps to ensure you have a safe recovery. Let us provide guidelines and advice about some spine surgery do’s and don’ts.
If you must have surgery, would you prefer one with more damage to your body or less? How about a surgery with more pain or less, a longer hospital stay or a shorter one, and a surgery with the possibility of multiple complications or one which delivers fewer complications? We think we know the answer. Fortunately, there are more and more surgical procedures available that offer a minimally invasive alternative. What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?
Dr. Neil Shah joined TeaTime with Questcare to discuss minimally invasive surgery for neck/back issues and answer questions from viewers. Check out the full video on Questcare’s Facebook page.
For more information on minimally-invasive spine surgery or to schedule an appointment with a spine specialist in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, contact Texas Spine Associates today. Give us a call at (972) 987-0969 or request an appointment through our secure online form.
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Most of us can’t imagine anything more horrific than finally deciding to have back surgery and then having it fail to produce relief. You still have the same intolerable pain, and maybe it’s even worse. What a nightmare! If you or someone you know has been through this ordeal, let us give you some key facts about what to expect from revision spine surgery.
When it comes to surgeries, there is no doubt heart surgery and back surgery strike fear in most patients. So much can go wrong with both surgeries, and the consequences can be devastating. If you or someone you know recently had back surgery, here are a number of signs you may be suffering from failed back surgery syndrome.
Back surgery is surely a serious undertaking, and anyone would naturally be nervous about going through it. It’s just common sense. Like anything else frightening you must do, proper prep and a positive mindset are essential. Let’s set the stage for how to mentally prepare yourself for spine surgery.