If medications, injections and blocks do not provide the relief you need from chronic pain, our minimally invasive spine surgery options may be a good next step. Texas Pain Institute offers minimally invasive spine surgery for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and nearby areas of Texas.
What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Minimally invasive spine surgery encompasses procedures that do not require general anesthesia or downtime. These types of procedures are less invasive than spinal surgery, yet often produce superior results because there is less tissue trauma compared to open spinal surgery.
What Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery are Available?
- Vertebroplasty for spinal fractures that are caused by compression injuries
- Rhizotomy to disrupt nerve signals to the brain
- Kyphoplasty to add bone material to the spine
- Discogram (Discography), a diagnostic procedure to evaluate the vertebrae of the spine
- Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy to repair the medial nerve of the spine
- Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy to reduce signals from nerves in the vertebrae of the neck
What are the Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
We recommend minimally invasive spine surgery prior to open spinal surgery to give our patients the next most conservative therapy for their chronic pain. These procedures do not cause changes or damage to tissues that are involved with more extensive procedures, and this translates into less scar tissue. Minimally invasive spine surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, so you do not have to stay overnight in the hospital, and general anesthesia is not required.
Am I a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
Being a candidate for our minimally invasive spine surgery options is based upon the nature of your back condition, as well as how your body has responded to more conservative options, such as medications, injections and blocks. Surgery may be an eventuality for you, but our minimally invasive spine surgery may delay the need for more invasive procedures.
If you live with chronic back pain and have tried medications, injections and blocks with limited success, you may be a good candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Ved Aggarwal and his team offer minimally invasive spine surgery for residents of Fort Worth, Denton, Southlake and surrounding communities in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.