Minimally invasive decompression surgery to relieve spinal stenosis pain
If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, or narrowing in the spinal column, you have likely discussed treatment options with your doctor to find a way to relieve your pain. Most patients begin treatment with conservative methods of pain relief, such as stretches, chiropractic care and pain medication. The conservative treatment options can usually coincide with one another to create a pain management routine to treat your spinal stenosis.
For many patients with spinal stenosis, this treatment approach may work well to relieve the chronic pain of spinal stenosis. But, for other patients with more developed cases of spinal stenosis, conservative treatment options may not provide the relief necessary for a good quality of life.
An outpatient treatment option for spinal stenosis
At USA Spine Care, we understand the frustration of attempting a course of treatments for your chronic pain only to not find the relief you are seeking. Maybe you’ve thought about surgery, but are concerned about the risks and difficulties involved, especially with traditional open back surgery.
This is why we have developed our minimally invasive decompression surgery. USA Spine Care is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and we have achieved 98 percent satisfaction and 98 out of 100 patient recommendation.^
Our minimally invasive decompression surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure in one of our world-class surgery centers across the country. The surgery itself is conducted through a less than 1-inch incision in the neck or back. The muscles and soft tissues are moved aside, instead of being cut and torn like they would be during a traditional open back surgery. This means a shorter recovery time and less risk of complication compared to traditional procedures.^ Once the spine is accessed, only the damaged portion of the spine that is causing narrowing is removed to relieve nerve compression.
The two most common minimally invasive decompression surgeries we perform for spinal stenosis are laminotomy and foraminotomy.
Minimally invasive stabilization surgery for spinal stenosis
In some cases of more severe spinal stenosis, a minimally invasive stabilization surgery may be recommended. This is our outpatient approach to spinal fusion and involves using muscle-sparing techniques to remove a larger portion of spinal anatomy, such as a damaged spinal disc, and replace it with a stabilizing implant.
Contact our dedicated team today to learn more. You can ask for your free MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our minimally invasive procedures.
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If you're living with spinal stenosis in the upper spine and searching for relief, reach out to USA Spine Care for help. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to helping people develop the right care plan to reach treatment goals and achieve lasting relief.
Patients can expect recovery to last 4-6 weeks in most cases (depending on the complexity of your condition). People who choose minimally invasive spine surgery recover faster and get back to work sooner than those who choose open back surgery. Read more in the links below: Recovery After a ProcedureWhat to ExpectRecovery Times
Problems from anesthesia.
A deep infection in the surgical wound.
A skin infection.
Nerve injury, including weakness, numbness, or paralysis.
Tears in the fibrous tissue that covers the spinal cord and the nerve near the spinal cord. These tears may require more surgery.
Trouble passing urine, or loss of bladder or bowel control.
Long-term (chronic) pain, which happens after surgery in some cases.
The chance that the surgery won't relieve your symptoms. And even if you get better with surgery, there is a chance that you may get new symptoms in the future.
Death from problems caused by surgery, but this is rare.
^Results are typical, but not guaranteed, each patients experience with spine surgery will differ.
For more information, visit usaspinecare.com/results. The information contained on this website is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to serve as a replacement for a medical diagnosis.
*Our MRI review is an informational review of the MRI report that you provide to us and is not a form of diagnosis. A diagnosis and a final determination of whether you may benefit from treatment at USA Spine Care can only be made after you have been physically examined by our medical professionals at USA Spine Care. The MRI review has no value and will not be billed.