If you are in constant pain and discomfort, have problems performing daily tasks, or find your mobility is limited, then you might be a good candidate for minimally invasive spinal surgery. If you have tried various medications, physical therapy, physiotherapy, chiropractic treatments, and others without much success, then the next step would be to consult with a Spine physician to discuss if minimally invasive spine surgery would be your best option.
One of the primary benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery is that the techniques used frequently make it possible to avoid fusion of the spine. Instead, the spine is decompressed without the need to insert rods and screws. Furthermore, these techniques make it possible to successfully treat patients who were not surgical candidates in the past.
To learn more about whether minimally invasive spine surgery is the right choice for you, review the following infographic created by Weill Cornell Medicine Center for Comprehensive Spine Care.