Spinal surgery refers to surgery conducted to help ease pain and weakness in the spine, the lower back, or the whole back region, depending on the ailment. Usually, it is the last resort after all other methods such as therapy have failed. Spinal surgery attempts to relieve back pain and discomfort by either decompressing the back or aligning the spinal bones. Dr. M. Scott White, D.C, from New Life Laser Pain Relief Center, is committed to helping you get the best spinal surgery in Northern VA.
When is Spinal Injury Necessary?
As said before, spinal surgery is the last result after all other methods of spine treatment fail. When you report to a hospital with a spinal injury, pain, or disease, you first receive a physical examination from a doctor. From this examination, the doctor determines what you are ailing from and if you need further examination to determine what exactly is wrong with your back.
The situation is often not that severe, and simple treatments such as therapy, medication, and practicing good posture and exercises will help alleviate the lower back pain, nerve pain, or joint pain. And with the help of a chiropractic professional, these simple solutions can help relieve back pain associated with spinal disorder.
However, some conditions are too severe to benefit from non-surgical treatment methods. Conditions like nerve root compression, inflammation of tissues around the spine, extreme back pain and joint pain, or arching vertebrae may require you to undergo spinal surgery, spinal decompression, or back surgery.
Different Types of Spinal Surgery
There are two main types of spinal surgery –traditional spinal surgery and minimally invasive surgery. Traditional spine surgery entails a full discectomy of the spine, meaning full exposure of the spinal anatomy. On the other hand, minimally invasive surgery refers to procedures that involve less surgical exposure. Recovery following minimally invasive surgery is quite fast compared to traditional spinal surgery methods.
Both types of spinal surgery aim to improve your condition. If possible, we recommend the least invasive procedure possible. Regenerative medicine will help you recover from spinal surgery quickly and effectively. It is best to talk to your surgeon about the available options before undergoing surgery.
Regenerative Medicine Professionals in Northern VA
For more information on how back pain can be treated with regenerative medicine and when spinal surgery might be necessary, contact New Life Laser today. Dr. M. Scott White, D.C. will evaluate your condition and work with you to restore your body. To learn more or to schedule an appointment, call us at (703) 730-0200.