The Many Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

While spinal surgery may not be the news you want to hear, the relief it can bring to your back pain may be well worth the effort. And with the minimally invasive surgical techniques we use, spinal surgery has come a long way, allowing you to enjoy your life again in less time.

Here at Cutting Edge Integrative Pain Centers, Dr. Orlando Landrum and our team offer the latest procedures and services to bring much-needed pain relief to our patients in Elkhart, Indiana. And when it comes to chronic and debilitating back pain, we’re especially pleased to offer minimally invasive surgical solutions that can restore your quality of life.

To help put your mind at ease about spinal surgery, here are some of the many benefits that come with our minimally invasive surgical techniques.

What exactly is minimally invasive?

As the terms suggest, minimally invasive surgery is a technique in which we’re able to perform fairly complex procedures using a specialized camera and surgical tools that fit through small incisions. The camera is the key to the whole operation as it affords us a real-time, 3D view of the surgical site, which we view on a monitor.

The second important piece to this minimally invasive puzzle are the tools we use, which we thread through the small incisions, where they translate the movements of our hands with precision in extremely small spaces.

The benefits of minimally invasive surgery

The ability to visualize the problematic area in your spine without the need for a firsthand look means that we don’t have to open the area up wider, causing appreciable damage to your surrounding tissue, including your muscles. The last thing you want during surgery is to add to the many things that need to heal afterward, so by minimizing this collateral damage, you’re recovery period is greatly reduced.

Open surgery also causes more blood loss, which we’re able to control using just small incisions. This also helps us reduce your risks for post-surgical infection. Lastly, because the incisions are so small, your post-operative pain is lessened, which paves the way for an easier road to recovery without having to rely heavily on pain medications.

Ultimately, the goal of any spinal surgery is to relieve your pain and, using minimally invasive techniques, we accomplish this more quickly, allowing you to enjoy a pain-free and active life again.

Putting it into practice

Using minimally invasive surgical techniques, we can address a host of issues in your spine, such as:

Through minimally invasive surgery, we can bring you faster relief from these chronic and limiting spinal conditions.

Giving it some space

As part of our minimally invasive spinal surgery arsenal, we offer interspinous spacers, which have brought relief to many of our patients. Along the backs of your vertebrae are bony projections called spinous processes. Your spinous processes create an opening that allow nerves to enter and exit from your spine and, if these nerves become compressed, it can cause considerable pain.

Through minimally invasive surgery, we place a spacer between your spinous processes to take the pressure off of your pinched nerve, alleviating your pain.

Whatever your spinal issue, give us a call to find out whether there’s a minimally invasive solution. Or you can use the online scheduling tool on this website to set up a consultation.

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