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Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery services offered in Jacksonville and Middleburg, FL

If back pain, neck discomfort, or visible spinal deformity causes you pain and suffering, simple treatments can offer long-lasting comfort. At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics in Jacksonville, Florida, our expert team of orthopedic specialists offers minimally invasive spine surgery to help you make a full recovery and live your best life. Call our office to learn more about your treatment choices, or request an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery is surgery that repairs, removes, or replaces tissues within your spine or surrounding areas. You might choose spine surgery at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics for many reasons, but at the top of your list should be reduced pain and improved mobility.

Minimally invasive surgery uses tiny incisions, lowering your risk of pain and complications after surgery. It causes only minor scarring and requires far less anesthesia, producing shorter recovery times and outstanding results for your musculoskeletal health.

Why might I need minimally invasive spine surgery?

At Integrity Spine & Orthopedics, our team could suggest minimally invasive spine surgery if you have one or more of the following conditions:

  • Degenerative spinal discs
  • Scoliosis (unnatural curvature of the spine)
  • Kyphosis (rounding of the upper back)
  • Spinal tumors
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Spine infections
  • Spinal stenosis (a narrowed spinal canal)
  • Other spinal deformities

Minimally invasive spine surgery could be your solution whenever you have ongoing neck or back pain that doesn’t get better with more conservative methods.

To find out for sure, our team discusses your symptoms and medical history. We complete a physical exam and may order blood tests, nerve testing, and imaging procedures like X-rays, an MRI, or an ultrasound.

How should I prepare for surgery?

Follow your surgeon’s instructions to get ready for minimally invasive spine surgery. Don’t smoke, stop taking medicines or supplements if asked, and make arrangements for someone to drive you home after the procedure. If our team recommends it, don’t eat or drink anything the morning of your surgery.

What should I expect during minimally invasive spine surgery?

You’ll receive a general anesthetic to make you fall asleep or a regional anesthetic to numb the treatment area and ensure you feel no pain.

Your orthopedic surgeon makes a tiny incision and might use a small scope with a camera attached to complete your procedure. Our surgical team can remodel tissues, replace tissues, add medical devices, or remove tissues within or near your spine before closing the incisions and taking you to a recovery area.

What happens after surgery?

Complete recovery after minimally invasive spinal surgery can take a few months. Make sure to get plenty of rest, take medicines as directed, and avoid heavy lifting and other vigorous activities until your surgeon permits. Attend follow-up visits at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics to ensure that your spine heals correctly.

Schedule an appointment at Integrity Spine & Orthopedics by phone or request a consultation online today.