Many individuals considering spine surgery to relieve their back pain may wonder if their procedure will leave them with a loss of mobility. Fortunately, there are treatment options available that can protect the spine’s flexibility. Motion preservation spine surgery may be an effective and minimally invasive alternative to spinal fusion, depending on your health and symptoms.
The board-certified spine specialists at NJ Spine & Orthopedic are committed to providing cutting-edge treatment plans that prioritize your safety and comfort. We specialize in state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques to help you preserve spinal mobility and resume daily activities as soon as possible. We employ a wide range of conservative and surgical treatment options and will work with you to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs.
Motion preservation spine surgery is a minimally invasive treatment option that can help patients recover quickly while retaining the flexibility of their spine. One common type of motion preservation surgery is artificial disc replacement. Through an incision no larger than a postage stamp, your surgeon can remove and replace a degenerated disc with an artificial disc to cushion and stabilize your vertebrae. This procedure has many benefits, including the following:
At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, our talented spine specialists take a personalized approach to every treatment plan to ensure you receive the highest quality care. We understand the challenges of chronic pain and will support you through every step of your treatment and recovery process.
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Motion preservation spine surgery can treat several spine conditions, offering patients an attractive alternative to spinal fusion. You may be a candidate for motion preservation spine surgery if you suffer from one or more of the following conditions:
If you have one or more of the conditions above, your doctor will likely recommend conservative, non-surgical treatments before surgery. A few treatment options your doctor may suggest include the following:
If your pain does not respond to conservative treatment methods, your doctor may recommend motion preservation spine surgery to alleviate your symptoms and stabilize your spine. The skilled surgeons at NJ Spine & Orthopedic specialize in minimally invasive techniques to ensure minimal scarring and faster recovery times so you can return to a pain-free lifestyle as quickly as possible.
Spine fusion is a surgical method to correct degenerative disc disease and other conditions by fusing two or more vertebrae. This procedure fuses the vertebrae into one solid piece, preventing movement between them. Spinal fusion can be achieved by using traditional techniques involving rods and screws. However, your surgeon may employ an alternative approach to bond your vertebrae using bone grafts.
Motion preservation surgery is a more modern and less invasive surgical procedure that uses flexible artificial discs that promote continuous motion between the vertebrae. This surgical technique is popular among patients and surgeons as it promotes a shorter recovery period and fewer risks of complications than traditional open spine surgery.
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After your procedure, following your doctor’s instructions is essential to ensure a smooth and quick recovery. Your postoperative care plan may include the following:
Most motion preservation spine surgery patients heal and return to their daily activities within two to four weeks after surgery. Your doctor will carefully monitor your progress and advise you on the best time to resume your regular routines.
At NJ Spine & Orthopedic, our highly-qualified spine specialists have extensive experience treating several painful conditions with motion preservation surgery. We prioritize minimally invasive procedures to ensure our patients experience as little disruption as possible to their health, safety, and comfort. Our board-certified surgeons have dedicated their careers to helping patients like you relieve their symptoms and return to a joyful, pain-free life.
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