What are different types of spine surgery? How will you come to know that you need surgery?
Why do you require spine surgery?
If a patient is experiencing back or neck pain, then at first, the doctor recommends the things that are mentioned below:
- Eat healthy food
- Prescribes medicines
- Physical therapies
- Spinal injections
After all these things if the patient’s condition is not getting stable and suffering from problems related to nerve root compression, spinal cord, weakness in arms or legs, then undergoing spine surgery is a great option.
Difference between traditional or minimally invasive spine surgery?
Traditional Open Spine Surgery
This surgery includes complete exposure of the anatomy. In this, the patient will take time to recover due to large incisions. The surgeon does 5 to 6 inches incisions to see the spine.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
This is the latest technique to help patients in getting rid of spine-related problems. In this, the patient will not get big incisions. A surgeon will insert a small instrument containing a camera in it to see the clear view of the spine. In this, the patient need not stay for so long. The patient is having low infection rates as compared to traditional open spine surgery. It also decreases the trauma of the surgery. But make sure you are choosing the best surgeon for yourself as he will help you in finding a suitable treatment for your spine problem.
What are the various spine surgeries available for you?
At Kalyan, there are traditional and minimally invasive surgical treatments available for you. There is a traditional spine surgery procedure that is mentioned below:
Microdiscectomy is a surgery to treat the patient’s nerve pain. Sciatica occurs due to herniated discs affecting a nerve in the spine. The surgeon performs this surgery by doing a small incision in the lower back of the patient by identifying and removing the herniated disc.
Laminectomy surgery is a procedure used to treat the patient’s spinal stenosis or pressure on the nerves of the lower back. The surgeon will make a small incision on the back of the patient’s spine. It will help surgeons to remove bone spurs and ligaments that are pressing on the nerves.
- Traditional lumbar fusion
If a patient is experiencing scoliosis, major degeneration of the discs, instability of the spine, and a combination of both, then undergoing this surgery is beneficial for you.
Minimally invasive surgery
(LLIF) Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion, (MIS TLIF) Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Percutaneous Instrumentation are the surgeries which a surgeon will perform depending upon the condition of the patient. LLIF is the technique in which surgeons will make small incisions on the patient’s side under their ribs. The surgeon will do the surgery without damaging the spine muscle. LLIF will be done with another procedure i.e. percutaneous instrumentation. While doing the surgery, the surgeon places rods and screws with the help of an intraoperative X-ray.