Aging, improper body mechanics, trauma and structural abnormalities can injure your spine, leading to back pain and other symptoms such as leg pain and/or numbness or even leg weakness. Chronic back pain is a condition that generally requires a team of health professionals to diagnose and treat. If you’ve struggled with back pain for any length of time, you may be wondering if spine surgery is your only treatment option.
Before resigning yourself to surgery, consider a trial of non-surgical treatments or conservative therapies. A vast majority of back pain problems are a result of improper posture, muscle weakness or tightness, all of which can be corrected with exercise therapy.
At JOH, we offer you both. Non-surgical as well as Surgical Treatment for Acute/ Chronic Back Pain Our expert team of Physiotherapists can provide individually tailored exercise program for relieving back pain. However, in some cases like trauma or structural abnormalities surgery is the only resort for permanent relief in Back Pain.
Discectomy is the surgical removal of abnormal disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord. The procedure involves removing a portion of an intervertebral disc, which causes pain, weakness or numbness by stressing the spinal cord or radiating nerves.
Laminectomy is a type of surgery in which a surgeon removes part or all of the vertebral bone (lamina). This helps ease pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve roots that may be caused by injury, herniated disk, narrowing of the canal tumors.
Disc replacement involves replacing a worn or degenerated disc in the lower part of your spine with an artificial disc made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic. This procedure is designed to bring about pain relief by removing the painful disc, and motion at that spinal segment is maintained.
Foraminotomyis a decompression surgery that is performed to enlarge the passageway where a spinal nerve root exits the spinal canal. It relieves pressure on nerves that are being compressedby the passages through the bones of the vertebrae of the spine that that pass nerve bundles to the body from the spinal cord.
Spinal fusion is surgery to permanently connect two or more vertebrae in your spine, eliminating motion between them.Spinal fusion involves placing bone or a bonelike material within the space between two spinal vertebrae. Metal plates, screws and rods may be used to hold the vertebrae together, so they can heal into one solid unit.