Even after months of conservative back therapy your back pain is curtailing the quality of life and preventing you from tending to even the most trivial tasks then meeting with a spine surgeon could be an option for you.
What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Also known as MISS, minimally invasive spine surgery is employed by the surgeons to work on the bones of the spine. The regular surgical process for the spine is called open spine surgery and involves large incisions down the back. During the process, the tissues and muscles adjacent and around the spine can be heavily affected – it also takes more time to recover. Whereas MISS uses only small incisions on the back and the muscles around the bones are moved aside by the surgeons to carefully operate the spine without disturbing the tissues.
Through the small incisions made by the surgeons, a small device called Tubular Re-tractor is inserted to create a tunnel straight to the spine. Along with holding a small tube-shaped tunnel, it also pushes away the tissue. Small surgical tools are then used to operate the spine.
Over the past years, the MISS techniques have improved drastically and have helped doctors in India to perform better surgeries while bringing down the recovery to a minimum. Latest nerve monitoring tools, computerized navigation and surgical materials have also diminished the risks that were previously associated with spine surgery.
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
- Small Incisions
- Less Muscle Disturbance
- Less Recovery Time
- Reduced Pain
- Less Blood Loss
- Negligible Scarring
- Better Results than Open Spine Surgery
Top and Most Common Reasons to Get Minimally Invasive Surgery Done in India
Suffering from severe back pain doesn’t necessarily mean the patient needs a surgery. It depends on many factors like the response patient’s back has given to conservative therapies, medicines, and physical therapies. If another treatment has failed to alleviate the back pain, surgeons may advise getting a MISS done. Also, it is also important that spine surgeries should only be opted for when the back problem is serious; pain and issues that can be treated with medicine and therapies should not force you to go into surgery.
Your surgeon will advise Minimally Invasive Surgery for:
- Infection in the Spine
- Spinal Instability
- Spinal Deformities
- Herniated Disc
- Fractured Vertebra
- Tumour in Spine
- Defect in Lower Vertebrae [Spondylolysis]
- Spinal Stenosis
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Bulging Disc