If you have been diagnosed with a bulging disc as the source of your debilitating symptoms and weeks or months of conservative treatment have not offered relief you may be wondering about the possibility of spine surgery. This is an important decision and every aspect of it should be considered carefully. These aspects include the type of surgery, you undergo to the surgeon you choose during the recovery process.
One concern that most people looking into bulging disc surgery have is the length of the recovery period. This is obviously an important aspect of planning for spine surgery as patients want to know when they can reasonably expect to return to work, family duties, or their favorite pastimes. The recovery time for spine surgery is known to vary from case to case. It is dependent on factors such as the patient’s state of health, the severity of the condition, and the type of procedure being performed. For example, the minimally invasive procedures at BEST Health System take a muscle-sparing approach to bulging disc surgery that offers patients a shorter recovery time compared to traditional open-back surgery. Check out this guide to learn more about the procedures at BEST.
Advantages of Minimally Invasive Surgery
At BEST our minimally invasive decompression procedure offers the following benefits:
- A less than one-inch incision
- Muscle sparing techniques
- The majority of our patients return to work and daily activities within three months of surgery
- No overnight hospital stay
- Procedures performed by board-certified surgeons, Dr. Girton and Dr. Abbott
- A streamlined outpatient procedure
- Shorter recovery
- State-of-the-art equipment and facility
Patients with more severe disc degeneration may be recommended to undergo minimally invasive stabilization surgery which also offers most of the same benefits and is a much more effective alternative to traditional spinal fusion.
The BEST Health System Difference
Our entire team is passionate about delivering patient-centered care to every person who comes to us for pain relief. In addition to our minimally invasive procedures, we also offer physical therapy and imaging diagnostics such as MRI and x-rays all done on-site.
To learn more about BEST and what we offer, contact us today!