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The Main Benefits of Undergoing Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

When you suffer from a spinal injury, you may be eager to undergo medical treatment for it. Even so, you might prefer to avoid any kind of operation that involves deep cutting into and suturing a large portion of your back.

Instead, you may be drawn to the idea of a procedure that involves little cutting and a faster and easier recovery. You may decide that minimally invasive spine surgery is the right option for you.

Minimal Cutting

The idea of a surgeon cutting into a large portion of your back to access your spine may repel you. You do not want to experience the pain and agony that come from having such a large incision made on your back. You also may worry about developing an infection that can put your recovery at risk.

Minimally invasive spine surgery, however, does not entail such a large incision. In fact, the incision made might only be a few inches wide. It also may not be as deep as one made during regular back surgery. The incision might just be wide and deep enough to allow your surgeon to insert a scope or other surgical instrument in it.

You may only have a small cut to deal with after your minimally invasive spine surgery. The incision's width and depth is likely on par with a small wound that you have experienced if you cut your finger or fell and suffered a scrape. You avoid having to heal from a deep and long incision that is packed full of painful sutures.

Faster Recovery

Further, because the incision made during minimally invasive spine surgery may only have one or two sutures on it, it may not require you to spend weeks or longer healing. Your recovery period may only be a few days, rather than weeks. You can get on with your life faster and go back to work or school in a week or less after the minimally invasive spine surgery.

Effective Results

Finally, your minimally invasive spine surgery may give you the results you need for pain relief. It can be effective in addressing issues like a herniated disc without requiring the deep incision and cutting of traditional surgery.

Minimally invasive spine surgery can be an effective means to heal from a spinal injury. It avoids the use of a deep and long incision that must be closed with multiple sutures. It also entails a shorter recovery period and can give you the pain relief you need from herniated discs and other spinal injuries.