Back surgery is considered a last resort when chronic back pain does not respond to nonsurgical treatments. Also called spine surgery, back surgery is meant to correct serious problems affecting the spinal vertebrae and/or spinal nerves. In some cases, back surgery involves replacement or fusion of bones to eliminate pain and improve mobility. When people need an experienced back surgeon, they know they can always depend on Coastal Neurosurgery and Spine to provide superior personalized treatment and care.
If you have one of these conditions that has not responded to treatment, you might consider back surgery:
When treatments such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, and physiotherapy do not provide long-term pain relief as prescribed by a Coastal Provider patients should consider minimally invasive surgery to improve their quality of life.
Deciding to undergo back surgery is difficult and stressful. You don't know what to expect or what happens during surgery. You want your questions answered honestly by a back surgeon who genuinely cares about your concerns and will take the time to address them.
Our Board Certified Surgeons have an extensive track record of successfully reversing painful back conditions with minimally invasive surgery. Keeping lines of communication always open and transparent between themselves and their patients is just one of their many top priorities.
The back surgeons at Coastal invite you to schedule a consultation appointment where you have a chance to interact one-on-one with them. We understand that meeting your next back surgeon and taking the time to get to know them is an excellent way to help calm your anxiety about your need for possible back surgery. Our doctors are available, knowledgeable, and have earned degrees and licensing essential for working as a Coastal back surgeon.
When discs are severely damaged and not responding to treatment, a minimally invasive disc replacement (GOES TO THIS LINK ATTACHED ) may be necessary to eliminate pain and stiffness. Replacing a nonfunctioning disc with an artificial disc is often needed for people with degenerative disc disease or ruptured discs.
Also referred to as a microdiscectomy, lumbar micro decompression back surgery involves removing a tiny portion of disc or bone material to relieve pressure on nerve endings. Conditions treated with lumbar micro decompression include sciatica and conditions associated with the sciatic nerve.
To avoid replacing damaged vertebrae, it may be possible to fuse two vertebrae together to restore normal spine functioning and stop back pain.
(complete removal) or Micro laminotomy (partial removal) of the Spinal Lamina These are types of decompression surgeries meant to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerves. People with degenerative disc disease, disc damage, or bone spurs may need one of these treatments.
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