Spine Surgery

Spine surgery may be recommended if non-surgical treatment such as medications and physical therapy fails to relieve symptoms. Spine surgery is usually performed as open surgery. This involves opening the operative site with a long incision so the surgeon can view and access the spinal anatomy. However, spine conditions can be treated with minimally invasive techniques due to the advanced technology. If you are suffering from a back and leg pain and various diseases like osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, or symptomatic stenosis then our neurosurgery specialist in Vijayawada suggest spinal surgery is a good treatment for recover you from pain. We are providing the best spinal surgery treatment in Vijayawada at Anil Neuro and Trauma Centre, Chuttugunta signal.

Open manipulation of the muscles and tissue surrounding the spine is avoided, because minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), does not involve long incisions, therefore, leading to shorter operative time.

Imaging during spine surgery

Computer-assisted image guidance enables surgeons to view the operative site in far finer clarity than traditional visualization techniques. In addition, implants such as rods or screws can be inserted and positioned with a greater degree of accuracy than is generally accomplished with conventional techniques.

Surgical approaches

Whether open surgery or minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS), the spine can be accessed from different directions. These are known to be as surgical approaches and are explained below:

  • Anterior approach: As the name implies, the surgeon can access the spine from the front of your body, through the abdomen.
  • Approach: An incision will be made in your back.
  • Lateral approach: The pathway to your spine will be made through your side.

What are the benefits?

The Benefits of having surgery are:

  • You can move around better.
  • Your mood improves.
  • You're more physically fit.
  • You don't need to take as much pain medicine.
  • You can go back to work.
  • You're more productive at work.

Your recovery depends on many things, from your overall health to the degree of symptoms that you had before surgery to the type of procedure you had done. You will be able to go home after your surgery once you have good control of your pain and are able to walk, eat and use the restroom independently.

Over the next few weeks, you will be allowed to gradually increase your activity level according to your surgeon’s recommendations. He or she may prescribe physical therapy to help push your recovery along. Exercise is a crucial part of your recovery, since strengthening your back muscles can improve mobility and reduce pain. Still, there will be activity restrictions. You need to pay attention to your surgeon’s advice, and let pain be a warning not to push yourself too hard. The worst of the pain will likely be gone 1-4 weeks post-operation. From then on, you will continue to exercise and increase your strength and independence until your surgeon determines that you have fully recovered.