The Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Annually, over 1.62 million people undergo spine surgery, which treats problems such as compression fractures, disc herniation, degenerative spondylolisthesis and adult degenerative scoliosis.
While a significant portion of these procedures is performed using traditional open surgery, numerous surgeons employ a minimally invasive approach.
The purpose of minimally invasive spine surgery is to stabilize the vertebral bones and spinal joints, as well as to relieve the pressure exerted on the spinal nerves.
Because considerably less damage is done to the muscles and soft tissues during minimally invasive spine surgery, it has a series of important benefits for the patient, such as:
However, it is worthy of note that not everyone is a good candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery, as many patients have severe back problems that require open surgery. Only after being thoroughly examined by a medical specialist you will know if you are eligible for undergoing minimally invasive spine surgery.