Your doctor recommends Back Surgery? What Now?

December 5th, 2013
Your doctor recommends Back Surgery? What Now?
Your spine is a very important part of your body. Not only does it provide the support that your body needs in order to stand and walk upright, as well as supporting your head and enabling the body to fold, but it also provides valuable protection for the spinal cord which is the structure through which the nerves of the body are connected to the brain. Unfortunately, back pain and other spinal issues are the most common complaint that orthopedic doctors treat. This is because a variety of activities and events, including basic lifestyle choices, can lead to serious problems with the spine and can affect the back, neck, legs, and feet.
If it is determined that your injury or complaint warrants spine surgery, it is important that you discuss your condition carefully with your orthopedic doctor in order to come to a treatment decision that is appropriate for you, your condition and your lifestyle. Minimally invasive spine surgery is not only highly effective in the treatment of certain spinal problems, but it is also far less traumatic than other forms of spinal surgery.
Minimally invasive spinal surgery is a relatively new advancement in the field of orthopedics. This type of surgery involves using a series of very small incisions that inflicts less damage to the surrounding soft tissues, causing less bleeding and requiring a shorter recovery time than the more extensive surgical procedures used in traditional spinal surgery. It is important to seek out the services of back surgeons who have specific experience in minimally invasive spinal surgery to ensure that the treatment will be performed appropriately and effectively.
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