Finding out that you need spinal surgery of any kind can be very overwhelming and stressful. Luckily, we have come a long way with spine surgery and now can usually offer a much more minimally invasive surgical option. Not only are there fewer risks associated with minimally invasive spine surgery, but there are a number of benefits as well. These can include:
Less Pain During Recovery
A more controlled and less invasive procedure will usually result in less pain overall. This also allows for a patient to get on their feet faster and require less pain medication during their recovery.
Heading Home Earlier
When patients undergo a minimally invasive procedure, they can usually be released from the hospital in a much shorter amount of time than someone who required a more involved operation. There is less risk of infection and less risk of further injury. Also, patients tend to head back to work or are able to begin rehabilitation sooner.
During a traditional surgery there is the need for a large incision. This can create a large scar after healing has taken place. Also, muscle around those areas can be affected if they need to be cut through.
At the Spine Institute Northwest we utilize minimally invasive spine surgery whenever we possibly can. Give us a call today at (206) 496-0630 so we can bring you in to speak with one of our physicians regarding what type of surgery would work best with your case.