Are you experiencing back pain? Back pain is a major problem in the US with at least 80% of the population experiencing this condition at some point in their lives. Conservative or non-surgical treatment such as rest, activity modification, physical therapy, and over-the-counter pain medication may bring about substantial relief in most cases. If they don’t work, it may be time to consider surgery.
The top benefit of spinal surgery is pain relief and increased mobility. Having these things leads to a better quality of life, as you are able to perform more activities for longer durations of time, improve your physical fitness and your mood, and take fewer medications for pain.
Thanks to the advances in spine surgery people are healing with less damage to healthy tissue, enjoying faster recovery time, experiencing less pain and less scaring. In addition, some minimally invasive spine surgeries can be performed as outpatient procedures allowing you to return to the comforts of your own home the same day.
Goals achieved with advancements in spinal surgery:
- Faster recovery with better patient outcomes
- Reduction of postoperative pain
- The preservation of spinal motion in the spinal segment
- Development of less invasive procedures
- Less tissue damage
Over the last five years, with the advance and the acceptance of navigation and robotics, patients are experiencing better outcomes where spinal surgeries are concerned. It is an exciting time for both the patients and the surgeons.
The NewportCare Spine Center provides specialized care for patients with neck and back problems in the Long Beach and Riverside areas of California, offering diagnosis and treatment of all spine conditions at a single location. For all appointments and inquiries, please call (949) 491-9991 or click here to request an appointment online.