If you're considering spine surgery, you may want to find out if minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is an option for you. Compared to open spine surgery, MISS offers several advantages, such as less pain after surgery and a quicker recovery.
The main goal of microlaminectomy and microlaminotomy is to take pressure off your spinal cord and nerves to relieve your back pain and/or leg pain. Learn why these procedures may be an attractive option compared to open laminectomy and laminotomy.
Learn how surgeons incorporate posterior fixation, such as percutaneous pedicle screws and spinous process plates, during spine surgery to help keep your spine stable. Also, learn why spinal instrumentation and spinal fusion go hand-in-hand.
Microdiscectomy is one of the most common minimally invasive spine procedures. Also known as microdecompression, microdiscectomy is a type of decompression technique that takes pressure off your spinal cord or nerve roots to relieve your pain.
Microforaminotomy is a type of minimally invasive spine surgery that helps relieve pressure on your spinal cord or nerve roots. Smaller incisions and a faster recovery may make this procedure more attractive than open foraminotomy.
Deciding whether to have spine surgery can be scary, even if it is minimally
invasive. Find out how AxiaLIF-a type of minimally invasive spine surgery-can
relieve your back pain, and learn about its advantages and disadvantages.