Apr
22

Types of Spine Surgeries

Spinal surgeon

If you are having spine problems, you are probably best off in seeing a spine doctor. That being said, there are multiple spine problems with spine treatment. Some problems may require a cervical laminectomy. Other spine problems may require scoliosis surgery, or perhaps another type of minimally invasive spine surgery. Whatever it may be, it always helps to see a spine doctor to cure what ails you.

One of the more common procedures a spine doctor could administer is a cervical laminectomy. A cervical laminectomy is a procedure to relieve spinal stenosis, or pressure on the spine. Spinal stenosis is when spinal discs begin to pressure the spinal cord or otherwise pinch another nerve. The beauty of a cervical laminectomy is that it can relocate discs that are causing the pressure, and therefore cure the cervical stenosis.

Similar to a cervical laminectomy is scoliosis surgery. Scoliosis is a deviation of the spinal column that can cause structural and nervous difficulties. At first treatable only by means of a brace, scoliosis can now be treated with minimally invasive surgery.

Of course, there are many other types of treatments out there. Bulging disc surgery rights the spinal column against any type of deviation one of the discs may have. There are also many types of surgeries that treat failed back syndrome, or a collection of symptoms for when the back does not respond well to previous surgeries. Whatever treatment is chosen, it will likely suit the need of the patient. In this way, it is similar to cervical laminectomy treating cervical stenosis.

There are many spinal surgeries to treat many kinds of spinal ailments. A cervical laminectomy can treat cervical stenosis, for instance. A patient should chose the surgery that is best for him or her by consulting his or her doctor. Whatever the surgery, the results are often worth it.

Written by Seattle News Stations. Posted in Minimally invasive spine surgery, Scoliosis surgery, Spondylolisthesis treatment

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