Getting our patients back to work and doing the activities that you love as quickly as possible is our primary goal. We offer a wide range of nonsurgical and surgical treatment, from spinal injections such as the superior biologic A2M, to minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal fusion and artificial disc replacement. Although we understand that the majority of patients receive relief without surgery, we are committed to providing the safest, highest quality surgical procedures possible when surgery is medically necessary to eliminate pain. Learn about some of the surgical procedures we offer on this page.
A Laminectomy, one of the most common back surgeries, is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots. During this procedure, the surgeon removes a portion of one or more vertebrae, bone spurs, disk fragments and other soft tissue.
A Laminectomy, one of the most common back surgeries, is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots. During this procedure, the surgeon removes a portion of one or more vertebrae, bone spurs, disk fragments and other soft tissue.In some cases, spinal fusion may be done simultaneously to help stabilize sections of the spine, either by using bone to make a bridge between adjacent vertebrae or by using metal implants (rods, hooks, screws, etc.) to secure the vertebrae together until new bone grows between them.
With the advent of Minimal Access Spinal Technologies (MAST™), spine surgeons are now able to remove herniated intervertebral discs in the lumbar spine that are putting pressure on the spinal nerve roots and causing pain, in a minimally invasive fashion for the first time. Minimally invasive technologies also are allowing spine surgeons to stabilize the posterior aspect of the spine with smaller incisions and less damage to the ligaments, fascia, and muscles of the spine than with a traditional “open” posterior spinal fusion. This minimally invasive revolution has impacted virtually every surgical field.
Minimally invasive surgery is becoming more and more popular across the U.S.
That’s because this innovative, cutting-edge technique can offer faster recovery times, less scarring, and less pain and discomfort.
The surgery is performed with smaller cuts (sometimes just a few millimeters long) on the skin. Then, a long, thin tube with a mini-camera (this is called an endoscope) is used to get a clear image of the surgical area.
The treatments and procedures listed above are by no means an exhaustive list of all possible treatments for lower back pain, but it does include several of the most common and effective treatments. We advise each of our patients to seek appropriate treatment by scheduling an appointment with Montesano Spine & Sport so that the underlying cause of pain can be determined and appropriate treatment can be administered.
Treatment for back and neck pain depends upon each individual patient’s medical history and the type and severity of pain. If pain continues to persist or get worse, more involved diagnostic and surgical procedures may be recommended. When it comes time for you to make a decision regarding your treatment, our experienced staff will be there every step of the way to help you weigh the risks and benefits of each possible option.
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