When back and neck pain persist despite conservative treatment, spine surgery may be the solution you need to get back on the road to a more active life. The physicians at Southwest Orthopedic Group, LLP have years of experience performing spine surgery, including minimally invasive procedures that stabilize your spine and decompress nerves while promoting faster recovery. If you have questions about spine surgery or would like to schedule a consultation, call one of the nine offices in Houston, Texas, and the greater Houston area.
Treatment for back and neck pain typically begins with nonsurgical options such as medication, injections, and physical therapy.
When conservative measures fail to relieve your symptoms or your back or neck pain prevent you from participating in everyday activities, your doctor at Southwest Orthopedic Group, LLP may recommend surgical intervention.
Conditions that may require spine surgery include:
Your doctor may also recommend spine surgery to treat spinal compression fractures caused by osteoporosis.
Although some spine procedures may require traditional open surgery, the team at Southwest Orthopedic Group, LLP repairs your spine using minimally invasive surgery whenever possible.
During a minimally invasive procedure, your surgeon makes a few very small incisions and then inserts specialized tools contained in narrow tubes that fit through these incisions. The key surgical tool, an endoscope or arthroscope, contains lighting and a high-definition camera that gives your surgeon an exceptional view of the surgical site.
Compared to open surgery, minimally invasive procedures offer many benefits, such as:
Another advantage of minimally invasive surgery is that your surgeon doesn’t cut your muscles. Instead, they use a tubular retractor to gently create an opening between muscle fibers. After your procedure, the muscles naturally move back into their normal position.
The doctors at Southwest Orthopedic Group, LLP use spine surgery to relieve pressure on nerves and stabilize vertebrae and spinal joints. Many procedures that were once performed with open surgery are now done using minimally invasive surgery.
These are a few examples of the many types of spine surgeries performed by the expert surgeons at Southwest Orthopedic Group, LLP:
When you need spine surgery, you can rely on the experienced team at Southwest Orthopedic Group, LLP. To schedule a consultation, call one of their nine Houston-area offices.