Even a mild case of back or neck pain can keep you from the activities you love. When your pain is severe, chronic, or limits your mobility, you may need surgical intervention. The neurospine staff at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands in The Woodlands, Texas, has years of experience diagnosing and treating spine problems and performing minimally invasive procedures to decompress nerves, repair vertebral damage, and restore spinal stability. To schedule an evaluation, call the office or use the online booking feature today.
The team at Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands includes neurospine specialists who treat the many conditions affecting your neck and back, including:
These conditions cause painful structural problems, place stress on your supporting muscles and ligaments, and often pinch nearby spinal nerves.
The conditions that develop in your spine cause symptoms such as:
The severity and frequency of your symptoms may vary. Some patients experience occasional, tolerable pain, while others have severe symptoms that are debilitating.
The first line of treatment for most spinal problems includes conservative measures such as physical therapy, activity modification, and steroid injections. When your pain and other symptoms become severe or limit your mobility, or you have a structural problem, your doctor may recommend surgery to repair the underlying condition and alleviate your symptoms.
The neurospine team often performs procedures such as:
A laminectomy is one type of procedure used to decompress nerves. During the procedure, your neurosurgeon creates more space for the nerves by removing a small portion of the lamina, which is the small arch on the back side of each vertebra.
A foraminotomy also decompresses a pinched nerve by removing bone from the foramen, the round opening where nerves leave the spine.
When you have a herniated or degenerative disc, your neurosurgeon performs a discectomy to remove part or all of the damaged disc. Following a discectomy, your neurosurgeon may implant an artificial disc or perform a spinal fusion.
After a laminectomy, foraminotomy, or discectomy, you may need a spinal fusion to restore spinal stability. Your neurosurgeon uses a bone graft so the two vertebrae grow together and fuse into one bone.
If you suffer from back or neck pain, or you need a neurosurgical procedure, call Preva Surgicare - Surgery Center Of The Woodlands or book an appointment online.