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Minimally invasive surgical options for spinal stenosis

If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you may be researching surgery as a last resort treatment for your pain relief. Before you commit to having spinal canal stenosis surgery, it’s important to know that most mild forms of spinal stenosis can be treated with conservative treatment methods, such as physical therapy, exercises and stretches. However, more developed cases of spinal stenosis might require advanced treatment options like surgery to find lasting relief from chronic pain.

If you suffer from spinal canal stenosis or central canal stenosis, contact USA Spine Care to learn how we can help you find you lasting relief. We want you to know that we understand your need to take your life back. Spinal stenosis symptoms can cause you to miss out on hobbies and activities in life that you once loved. It is important to find treatment for your pain so you can regain your quality of life.

Minimally invasive spinal stenosis surgery

As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, we don’t believe that spine surgery should be an anxiety-causing option to find relief for your chronic symptoms. We understand the hesitation surrounding spinal stenosis surgery, but we want to let you know what we offer is different than traditional open back decompression surgery or open back fusion.

We offer a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back surgery that has lower complication rates, shorter recovery times and a patient satisfaction score of 98.^ Our state-of-the-art facilities located throughout the country have helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck or back pain, and we would like to help you find relief, too.

Types of minimally invasive spinal stenosis surgery

We offer two types of minimally invasive surgery — minimally invasive decompression surgery and minimally invasive stabilization surgery. Both types of surgery can be used to treat spinal stenosis. The cause of your spinal stenosis and the severity of your condition will determine if the surgeon recommends you for a minimally invasive decompression surgery or a minimally invasive stabilization surgery.

We offer minimally invasive decompression surgeries to treat spinal stenosis, such as our laminotomy procedure. The purpose of these procedures is to decompress the impacted nerve root or spinal cord segment by removing a portion of the affected disc or vertebra that is protruding into the spinal canal through a small, muscle-sparing, incision.

If your case of spinal stenosis is more severe and you need a minimally invasive stabilization procedure, we offer procedures such as our transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and anterior cervical discectomy fusion to treat spinal stenosis.

Much like the decompression surgeries, our minimally invasive stabilization surgeries decompress nerve tissue by removing the weakened disc that is allowing spaces within the spinal canal to narrow. Since, in cases of minimally invasive stabilization surgery, the affected disc sometimes needs to be completely removed, a large open space is left in the spine. During surgery, an implant can be inserted into the open space to stabilize the spine.

To ask about the type of spinal stenosis surgery you might need, consult USA Spine Care. Our dedicated team can review your MRI at no-cost* to determine the cause and severity of your condition and whether you are a candidate for our minimally invasive outpatient procedures.

Learn more today

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.

Contact us today to learn more. Call toll free 1-866-249-1627.

Spinal Stenosis "Quick Answers"

Depending on the region and severity Spinal stenosis feels like tingling, burning and/or weakness in the hands, arms, neck, lower back or legs. It may also feel like a radiating pain or shooting shock-like pain. Read more in the links below: Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis Overview Defining Spinal Stenosis Researching Spinal Stenosis Learning About Back Stenosis Spinal Stenosis Pathophysiology
The types of spinal stenosis are region based and consist of cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back) and lumbar or lower back. In addition, foraminal stenosis is the narrowing of the foramen. Read more in the links below: Spinal Stenosis of the Neck Cervical Stenosis - Basic Facts Neck Stenosis Causes Neck Stenosis Treatment Central Canal Stenosis Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis in the Back
Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. This condition, most often located in the Lumbar spine, may be caused by degeneration of the spine, wear and tear, sports injury, & collapsing discs. Read more in the links below. What Causes Spinal Stenosis? Obesity May Lead to a Stenosis Diagnosis Age and its Role in the Development of Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis Causes Identifying Common Causes From Birth Defects to Getting Older Degenerative Conditions Car Accident Injuries
The symptoms of spinal stenosis include tingling or numbness in the extremities, pain and weakness in the neck, back and/or legs. In severe cases bladder, bowel dysfunction/continence. Learn more in the links below: What Are the Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis? Spinal Stenosis Symptoms Spinal Stenosis Diagnosis What Should I Do If I Think I Have Spinal Stenosis? Spinal Stenosis and Hand Pain Recognizing Spinal Stenosis Have You Been Diagnosed? About Your Diagnosis Diagnostic Process Helping Your Physician How a Diagnosis Is Made Arriving at a Diagnosis
Physician specialties that treat spinal stenosis include: Pain management & rehabilitation physicians, spine surgeons, orthopedic specialists & neurosurgeons. Read more about these specialties in the links below: Doctors Who Treat Spinal Stenosis Spinal Decompression Doctors
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 Procedure What to Expect Recovery Times

  • Problems from anesthesia.
  • A deep infection in the surgical wound.
  • A skin infection.
  • Blood clots.
  • 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.

Read more in the links below: Overview of Risk Factors Most Common Risk Factors Obesity & Spinal Stenosis Spinal Stenosis & Arthritis Treating Elderly Patients

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