What is Minimally Invasive Decompression Surgery? | BEST

Living with chronic pain can cause you to miss out on life. The spine condition causing your pain might also cause a loss of mobility and stiffness that prevents you from doing the activities you once loved. If you have tried conservative treatment options for a few months and haven’t found any relief, you may speak with your physician about possible surgical options. Traditional surgeries may seem overwhelming due to the long recovery period and the invasive nature of the procedure. Luckily, modern technology has allowed for these procedures to be simplified, this is known as a minimally invasive surgical procedure. This alternative comes with a list of benefits that makes these operations easier for patients. 

BEST Health System is the industry leader in minimally-invasive spine surgery. Our dedicated surgeons have decades of experience in performing these procedures and have been able to change the lives of thousands of patients. If you are interested in learning more about minimally invasive decompression surgery, continue reading to see if it could be the best fit for you. 

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at BEST Health System

  • No lengthy recovery
  • Board-certified surgeons
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure

At BEST Health System, we put the patient first. We want to make sure all our patients are educated on their condition so they have the ability to be involved during the treatment process. Our goal is to help patients find relief from their chronic neck or back pain so you can go back to activities and lifestyles you enjoy. 

If you are suffering from chronic neck or back pain and have not found lasting relief in conservative treatments such as chiropractic care or steroid injections, we encourage you to look into our minimally invasive procedures. As you continue reading, you will learn more about our alternatives and how these procedures can help you find relief from the pain caused by some of the most common spine conditions. 

Minimally Invasive Decompression Surgery

One of our most common procedures is classified as minimally invasive decompression surgery. This type of surgery is often performed on patients who have a nerve compressed along their spinal cord, resulting in both local and radiating pain. While nerve compression can be caused by a number of things, it is usually a result of one or more of the following spine conditions that we treat at BEST Health System. 

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Bulging disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Bone spurs
  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis of the spine
  • Facet disease
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Annular tear

Our minimally invasive procedures allow our surgeons to enter the site of the spine condition, whether in the neck or back, through a less than 1-inch incision. Through this incision, the surgeon will remove the area of the bone or disc that is compressing a nerve in your spinal cord. One the nerve is decompressed, the incision is closed and the patient is moved into the recovery room. All of our surgeons are performed in our outpatient surgery centers, which means that our patients are able to leave the same day as their surgery was performed. 

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Traditional surgery is no longer the only option you have as an individual experiencing back pain. Minimally invasive procedures allow patients to find relief without the need for long recoveries and overly-invasive operations. If you are interested in learning more about these options offered through BEST Health Center, contact our team today. The BEST is yet to come.