A spine surgery is one of the complex surgeries nevertheless; a properly executed surgery can help you restart your daily lifestyle. It is a unique sub-specialty of orthopedic and neurosurgical surgery. A Spine Surgery is performed to restore and preserve a spine functioning by managing various spinal disorders. This is a surgical specialty that includes both operative and non-operative treatment modalities. The department’s spine specialists offer a range of spinal surgeries with an aim to relieve pain, stabilization of spine, and decompression of spinal cord/nerves. But before taking such a major decision, it is important to understand what goes into this surgery.
There are three types of spine surgeries which include:
Cervical Spine Surgery– This is caused by an abnormality in one or more discs – the cushions that lie between the neck bones (vertebrae). This type of surgery is recommended to relieve neck pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness, restore nerve function and stop or prevent abnormal motion in your neck.
Lumbar spine surgery – This is a decompression surgery that is used to treat compressed nerves in the lower (lumbar) spine. This surgery is recommended only when non-surgical treatments haven’t helped. This surgery aims to improve symptoms such as constant pain and numbness in the legs caused by pressure on the nerves in the spine.
Thoracic spine surgery– This surgery is an effective treatment for mid-back pain, but should only be considered if any other treatment options have failed to provide relief. The thoracic spine is the middle area of the back and is made up of twelve vertebrae; T1 through T12.The thoracic spine is the main support sy involved in activities like twisting and bending so if you have any serious issue in the middle area of your back you should consult a doctor as soon as possible.