Spine treatments

The main purpose of spinal surgery is to help improve spinal symptoms in individuals who fail to show progress after a period of non-surgical treatment including pain medication, modified activities and physical therapy.

Surgical options are generally considered suitable when symptoms persist and impairs the ability to work, undertake leisure activities, or even normal daily activities. Some operations are performed using minimally invasive techniques and can lead to a very quick recovery (e.g lumbar microdiscectomy or cervical foraminotomy), whilst other operations, such as fusion for back pain, are more extensive and have a longer recovery period.

This section provides an overview of some of the more routine operations available for common spinal conditions, including success rates and recovery time.

 

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