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If you have been told that you may require spinal surgery, it is normal to have questions. You have probably been experiencing symptoms for a while and you are eager for relief. After surgery, you want to resume your daily activities as quickly as possible. On the other hand, you want to do so safely.
That is where minimally invasive spine surgery can be helpful. What is the recovery process like following minimally invasive spine surgery?
If you are noticing shooting, shock-like sensation traveling down your limbs, there is a chance you may have too much pressure on your nerves. Microsurgery can help you address this pressure. By reducing the compression surrounding your nerves, you can experience symptom relief. This could improve numbness, tingling, weakness, and chronic pain.
Even though minimally invasive surgery does use smaller incisions than traditional operations, the recovery process is not always faster. This is something that you will discuss with your surgeon prior to the operation. Make sure that you understand exactly what to expect when the surgery is finished.
If you have suffered a herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, or have been diagnosed with scoliosis, then spinal fusion surgery may be recommended. Even though the incisions are small, your recovery process is not complete until the bone has begun the healing process.
No matter what type of surgery is used, your bone is going to heal at the same rate. It is important for you to follow up with your surgeon regularly so that your recovery process can be monitored. If you try to do too much too fast, you could delay the recovery process. Even if you have minimally invasive surgery, you need to give your body time to heal.
Back pain is one of the most common reasons why people seek the help of a trained medical professional. If you are dealing with back pain, we may be able to help you. Even though we specialize in back and spine surgery, including minimally invasive procedures, we only recommend surgery if we believe you need it. We will work with you every step of the way, making sure that all of your questions are fully addressed. This includes the recovery process. Call us today to make an appointment!