Motion Preservation vs. Spine Fusion Surgery
The spine is a column of vertebrae that protects the spinal cord. The vertebrae are the bones that make up the spine. Intervertebral discs are the cushions between the vertebrae. When these discs degenerate or herniate, they can press on nerves and cause pain.
Spine fusion is a surgical technique used to correct this by fusing two or more vertebrae together, thereby eliminating motion between them. This can be done using traditional methods, which involve using metal rods and screws to stabilize the spine, or by using newer, innovative surgical techniques that preserve motion.
Motion preservation surgery is a newer, less invasive surgical technique that uses artificial disc replacement to allow for continuous motion between the fused vertebrae. This type of surgery has become increasingly popular as it offers patients a shorter recovery time and fewer complications than conventional spine surgery.
Benefits of Motion Preservation Surgery
Motion preservation surgery is an alternative to spinal fusion. It is a type of surgery that is used to treat problems with the spine. The benefits of motion preservation surgery include a decrease in back pain, an increase in range of motion, and a decrease in the need for spinal fusion for patients with lumbar spine problems. Motion preservation surgery is also less invasive than spinal fusion and can be performed on patients with lumbar spine conditions.
Recovery Time After Motion Preserving Spine Surgery
After a motion preserving spine surgery, your body will need time to heal. While each patient is different, many surgeons will advise their patients to take at least six weeks off from work after this surgery. You can help your recovery by staying active and adhering to your doctor’s instructions. You may also work with a physical therapist after your surgery to help you regain as much mobility as possible.
Schedule a Consultation With a Spine Surgeon
If you are considering motion preservation surgery, it is important to schedule a consultation with a qualified surgeon. During the consultation, the spine surgeon will evaluate your individual case and determine whether or not this type of surgery is right for you. Motion preservation surgery is a complex procedure, so it is important to ensure you get the best possible care.
If you are looking for a consultation regarding motion preservation surgery, you can schedule an appointment with us. We will be able to discuss the best options for you and help you decide whether or not this type of surgery is right for you. Call Orthopedic & Laser Spine Surgery at (855)-853-6542 to schedule a consultation.