What Are Least Invasive Spine Procedures?
Least invasive spine procedures in NJ involve the use of short incisions to view the spine and gain access to the vertebrae and other parts of the anatomy. This process contrasts with the traditional open surgery method, which uses long incisions. This option ensures that there’s minimal damage to muscles around the spine. There’s also less pain and blood loss. With shorter incisions, the likelihood of infection at the surgical site is minimal.
Least invasive spine surgery is also faster than open surgery. Most procedures at a least invasive spine institute in NJ are completed within one to two hours, and the patient may even be allowed to go back home the same day.
At the Spine Institute of North America, We Offer The Following Least-Invasive Procedures:
- Endoscopic Discectomy – The innovative and least-invasive way to treat herniated, bulging, protruded, and extruded discs. Under direct visualization, the specialist uses the endoscope and a camera to decompress the disc, relieving the pressure on the affected spinal nerve.
- Endoscopic Foraminalplasty – This procedure treats degenerative disc disease, foraminal stenosis, and facet disease. The endoscopic technique uses ronguers, reamers, and small, motorized burrs to selectively take some bone in order to enlarge the foramen thus decompressing and freeing up the nerves.
- Endoscopic Rhizotomy – This procedure treats patients suffering from chronic low back pain and spasms. Patients who have received some temporary relief from percutaneous medial branch rhizotomy are good candidates for endoscopic rhizotomy.
- Neuromodulation – This refers to therapies that use spinal cord stimulation, which sends an electrical pulse through the spinal cord to the affected or damaged nerve that is causing pain. The small device uses a generator to send these pulses to interfere with nerve impulses that allow you to feel pain.
- Regenerative Medicine – A group of therapies aimed at manipulating the body’s natural ability to repair or replace damaged tissue. This is all done in order to avoid having surgery to repair the problem. The basic theory is by injecting a substance at the location of injury and creating inflammation, new cellular growth will help fix the injury.
- Vertiflex – FDA-approved, the Vertiflex interspinous space is a decompression device implanted between vertebrae to address symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.
- CornerLoc SI – In this procedure, the provider places two grafts into the SI joint to increase stability and encourage fusion.