Most of the time, back pain is nothing to worry about. It’s common to have a sore back after a long day of physical activity or sitting in a chair. However, back pain that lasts long or hurts more than usual may be the symptom of a serious condition.
If you’re suffering from prolonged back pain, you should visit a medical professional for treatment. Usually, doctors will try to treat back pain with conservative methods like physical therapy or chiropractic care. However, if these methods do not work, your doctor may recommend minimally invasive spine surgery.
How do you know when you need minimally invasive spine surgery?
Doctors typically will not recommend surgery at first because there are more risks and a more intense recovery time associated with it. However, many spine surgeries use minimally invasive techniques that lower the risks involved and shorten the recovery time by a lot.
Your doctor is the one who will decide whether you’re a good candidate for surgery. Many factors have to be considered before your doctor will recommend surgery, such as age, weight, medical history, and genetics. But, there are some signs you can look out for on your own to share with your doctor to help with their diagnosis:
- You’ve had back pain for more than six months.
- You have a limited range of motion.
- Your symptoms are growing worse.
- You’ve been prescribed medication but it’s not helping.
- You’ve had physical therapy or chiropractic care but still, have pain.
Visit iRISE Spine and Joint for minimally invasive spine surgery
Our orthopedic surgeons at iRISE Spine & Joint are skilled in many types of minimally invasive spine surgery. Some of our most frequently performed spine surgeries include:
- Spinal fusion
- Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
- Radiofrequency ablation (RFA)
- Disc replacement
If you’ve been seeing a health care professional for back pain treatment but aren’t finding any relief, you may need minimally invasive spine surgery. Contact us today to talk to one of our patient care coordinators about minimally invasive spine surgery or to schedule an initial appointment.