Alternative to Spine Fusion Surgery

Published on: May 2, 2015

If you have spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis or other chronic or acute spinal conditions that cause you pain and loss of function, you may have been considering spinal fusion surgery. While in some cases spinal fusion is the only option for those suffering from spinal problems, the surgery can be risky and require a long recovery time. For many, an alternative to this invasive surgery is minimally invasive spine stabilization, which can offer much of the same relief without the risk or recovery issues of spinal fusion.

Minimally Invasive Spine Stabilization

Many people suffering from neck, back and spine pain are looking for solutions to relive the pain and give them back their functionality. As an alternative to spinal fusion surgery, minimally invasive spine stabilization offers a quicker and simpler option. This is an endoscopic surgery that is generally performed on an outpatient basis. The surgery involves smaller incisions and much less risk than spinal fusion, using a stabilization device to limit the motion of the spinal discs while still allowing some flexibility.

This is an advanced surgical technique that can have a dramatic impact on patients suffering from spinal pain. The incisions for this procedure are small enough to be covered by a small bandage and the recovery time is quick when compared to spinal fusion surgery. Many people have fantastic results, with relief from their pain and the ability to enjoy an active lifestyle again.

If you have chronic pain related to your spine, talk to a spinal specialist about minimally invasive spine stabilization. It may be a viable alternative to spinal fusion surgery, with less risk and downtime.

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Ortho Sport and Spine Physicians
5730 Glenridge Drive Northeast #230
Atlanta, GA 30328
(678) 752-7246

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