Degenerative disc disease describes that gradual deterioration of the spinal discs as you age, causing discs to narrow or shrink and lose their shock absorption qualities. This condition can often be treated through conservative means, as surgery is typically used as a last resort. However, if several weeks or months of nonsurgical therapy like weight management, low-impact exercises and pain medication have not provided you with the relief you desire, then surgery may become necessary. To learn about your options for degenerative disc disease surgery, read the following article.
Types of degenerative disc disease surgery
If your pain is so significant that you are unable to go about your daily routine, your doctor will typically require surgery to treat your condition. There are two types of degenerative disc disease surgery to choose from — traditional open spine surgery and minimally invasive spine surgery. Educating yourself on your surgical options can help you make a confident decision on your spine care needs.
Traditional degenerative disc disease surgery
Traditional open spine surgery is a procedure that fuses vertebrae using a 6- to 8-inch incision that tears the surrounding muscles to remove the degenerated disc in the spine. This highly invasive procedure carries a significant risk of infection and involves a hospital stay of two to five days, followed by a lengthy recovery period.
Cirugía de discopatía degenerativa mínimamente invasiva
On the other hand, the minimally invasive degenerative disc disease surgery performed at USA Spine Care offer patients a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery as well as a shorter recovery time and a lower risk of infection.^ Contacto us today with any questions or concerns you may have about our procedures.
At USA Spine Care, our procedures are performed on an outpatient basis using a small incision that spares surrounding muscle and ligaments. Depending on the type and severity of your enfermedad degenerativa del disco, our board-certified surgeons+ will use a variety of procedures to remove the degenerative disc and relieve the pressure placed on the spine.
As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, we have helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck or back pain. To learn if our degenerative disc disease surgery would be effective in relieving your condition, request a no-cost MRI review* today. If our team determines that you are a candidato for our procedures, we can help you move to the next step on your journey to wellness.
^Los resultados son típicos, pero no están garantizados, la experiencia de cada paciente con la cirugía de columna será diferente.
Para más información visite usaspinecare.com/results. La información contenida en este sitio web es solo para fines educativos y no pretende sustituir un diagnóstico médico.
* Nuestra revisión de MRI es una revisión informativa del informe de MRI que nos proporciona y no es una forma de diagnóstico. Un diagnóstico y una determinación final de si puede beneficiarse del tratamiento en USA Spine Care solo se puede hacer después de que nuestros profesionales médicos en USA Spine Care lo hayan examinado físicamente. La revisión de MRI no tiene valor y no se facturará.