Surgical procedures and instruments have come a long way in the last few decades. Many spine conditions can now be treated with minimally invasive surgery, allowing for faster recovery and healing time and less risk of complications for many patients.
The board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons at the Los Angeles Spine Group specialize in minimally invasive techniques to treat a wide range of spine conditions and disorders. Some of the orthopedic spine surgery procedures performed at our center include the following.
Motion preservation involves spinal treatments which preserve the range of motion of the spine. Artificial disc replacement is a cutting-edge treatment which replaces damaged discs with artificial ones, thus allowing full movement of the spine following treatment. In the past, spinal fusion treatment was the method of choice for treating degenerative disc disease, but the drawbacks of spinal fusion were that spinal motion was limited due to the fusion. With artificial discs, this is no longer a problem.
Learn more about the motion preservation treatments provided at our center.
Spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, and kyphosis are all procedures that are treated using reconstructive surgical methods. Spondylolisthesis is a condition where a spinal disc slips forward, thus distorting the alignment of the spinal canal and pinching nerves. This condition can affect both children and adults, and can lead to symptoms such as trouble walking, back and leg pain, and even incontinence. There are various treatments available for spondylolisthesis, including minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Scoliosis is a condition in which the spine is curved abnormally to the side. Scoliosis most often occurs in children, and when caught early, is often treatable through scoliosis correction.
Kyphosis is where the spine curves abnormally outward. Various factors can contribute to kyphosis, including cancer, osteoporosis, birth defects, and disc degeneration. When treating kyphosis, spinal surgeons typically perform kyphosis correction.
To learn about the reconstructive surgical techniques and lower back spinal treatments performed at Los Angeles Spine Group, please look at our reconstructive page.
Microscopic surgeries are some of the most advanced techniques available to treat spinal conditions. As opposed to traditional open back surgical procedures, microscopic surgery has many advantages, including less time spent at the hospital, less post-op pain, less risk of infection, and quicker recovery time. Microscopic surgeries include cervical and lumbar microdiscectomy, spinal decompression, and minimally invasive spine surgery.
Learn more about the innovative microscopic surgeries performed at our center. If you are suffering from spine trauma or chronic back pain, contact the Los Angeles Spine Group today to make an appointment at our state of the art facilities. Call 310.321.4333 or book an appointment online today.
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