a reply to: RomaSempre
Back pain is considered one of the most common ailments or complaints by patients in the U.S., according to the Mayo Clinic, the most common excuse
for absenteeism at work and for making a visit to the doctor's office.
Your chances of experiencing some form of back pain increase if you smoke, are overweight or obese, or perform physically demanding jobs. Even people
who sit at a desk all day may experience back pain however, caused by poor posture, stress and anxiety.
Back pain may be caused by a number of factors, including:
Poor spinal structure or alignment - such as ruptured or herniated disc
Sprains or strain or ligament tears caused by lifting heavy objects and using poor lifting ergonomic positioning
Curvatures of the spine
Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
is one of the solution for back
Minimally invasive surgery is the name given to surgical procedures that cause less tissue damage, bleeding, and complications than traditional
incision on surgical procedures. Minimally invasive surgery is also often called endoscopic surgery or "keyhole" surgery, which utilizes special
instruments that create smaller incisions than traditional surgeries.
Minimally invasive spine surgical procedures also offer treatments for microsurgical treatment of herniated discs, lumber spinal stenosis, spinal
fusion, scoliosis, compression fractures, osteoporosis, and in the treatment of spinal tumors and vertebral fractures.
Computer assisted image guidance technology and special x-ray machines called a fluoroscope enables surgeons to locate as well as navigate various
areas of the spine through the use of images that enables greater accuracy and the use of instruments designed to be used through small incisions.