Surgery is considered if your spinal pain is significantly impacting your quality of life and preventing you from participating in your normal activities, and if non-surgical pain management is no longer working. Surgery may be the first line of treatment for spinal tumors or cancers that have spread to the spine.
Types of Spine Surgery:
Luckily, there are great tools and technologies available to surgeons today, helping to minimize the risks of spine surgery. An important advancement to further support the placement of spinal implants is the use of medical technology in and outside the operating room, such as image guided surgery systems, digital templating software and intraoperative imaging.