While it is normal to experience back pain due to fatigue or poor posture occasionally, persistent back pain that interferes with your daily life is not normal. If your back pain doesn’t respond to conservative approaches, you may consider spine surgery East Brunswick at Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP.

Medical conditions that require spine surgery

Although the specialists at Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP rarely recommend spine surgery as the initial treatment for back pain, some medical conditions can only improve with surgery. Your provider may suggest spine surgery for bone spurs, compression fractures, arthritis, scoliosis, and spinal stenosis. Your provider may recommend conservative treatments like physical therapy and steroids for other medical conditions to alleviate the pain. However, if your pain persists and disrupts your daily life, your doctor may suggest spine surgery.

During your first appointment at Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP, the team discusses your symptoms, reviews your medical history, and examines you to determine the underlying cause of your discomfort. If you struggle with chronic pain affecting your general wellness or live with a medical disorder that won’t respond to conservative treatments, you may need to prepare for spine surgery. The team will check your eligibility before scheduling the surgery and instruct you on how to prepare.

Types of spine surgeries available

Back Pain

Back pain can be due to several disorders, including spinal deformity, spinal tumors, degenerative spine conditions, and spinal infections. The type of surgery you need will rely on the underlying cause of your symptoms, severity, and general health. The Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP specialists offer the following spine surgeries:

  •  Spinal fusion

During this treatment, your provider grafts several vertebrae together. They may utilize a graft and metal pins to secure your spine, restoring stability. The team offers extreme lateral interbody, lumbar, and cervical fusion procedures.

  •  Kyphoplasty

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are techniques that specialists use to repair vertebrae damage due to compression fractures. During this treatment, your doctor fills the compromised vertebra with surgical cement to restore its stability and strength. The only difference between the two techniques is that your provider inflates a surgical balloon within the affected vertebra during kyphoplasty before filling it with surgical cement.

  • Disk replacement

If you have severe disc damage, the team may recommend disc replacement using prosthetic devices to protect your vertebra. This treatment is an excellent alternative to spinal fusion.

  • Laminectomy

The back part of your vertebra is known as the lamina. During a laminectomy, your physician removes a small portion of your lamina to increase the width of the spinal canal, relieving nerve compression.

  • Discectomies and microdiscectomies

During these treatments, the team removes part or all the damaged spinal discs to relieve nerve compression and the related symptoms.

The Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP team uses minimally invasive techniques to perform these surgeries, ensuring a shorter and less painful recovery. Unlike open surgery, minimally invasive surgeries also reduce your risk of infection and result in minimal scarring.

Call the Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP office or book your spot online for treatment if you have persistent back pain that does not respond to conservative treatments.