Spring + Heights Hospital

Multi-Specialty Surgical Hospital and Emergency Room located in Spring, TX

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Spine Surgery

Multi-Specialty Surgical Hospital and Emergency Room

No one ever wants to have spine surgery, but sometimes it’s the best option for treating chronic spine problems and finding relief from ongoing pain. The experienced spine surgeons at Spring + Heights Hospital in Spring, Texas, offer minimally invasive procedures that repair the cause of your symptoms, alleviate your pain, and help you get back to a more active life without needing a long recovery. To learn more about your spine surgery options, call the hospital today.

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Visit Our Spine Surgery Website to Request An Appointment

When would I need spine surgery?

When non-surgical therapies fail to relieve your back or neck pain, it may be time to consider spine surgery. Spine conditions that often need surgery include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Compressed nerves (radiculopathy)
  • Compression fractures

Acute injuries such as spinal fractures often need immediate surgery to stabilize your spine and ensure proper healing.

What are the available spine surgery procedures?

The experienced surgeons at Spring + Heights Hospital offer many different spine surgeries using minimally invasive techniques, including:

  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Endoscopic discectomy
  • Lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LLIF)
  • Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Sacroiliac joint fusion
  • Percutaneous facet and pedicle screw fixation

The procedures in this list alleviate your pain and stabilize your spine by decompressing nerves, removing damaged discs, replacing the old disc with an artificial disc, or fusing bones. Screw fixations hold the vertebrae in place while they heal.

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery uses a small incision and specialized surgical instruments that fit through the tiny opening.

During a minimally invasive procedure, your Spring + Heights Hospital spine surgeon doesn’t cut through your muscles. Instead, they gently separate the fibers, creating an opening that’s just large enough for the instruments.

With minimally invasive surgery, your body experiences significantly less trauma compared to open surgery. As a result, you have:

  • A short recovery period
  • A faster return to normal activities
  • Less pain after surgery
  • Lower risk of bleeding during surgery
  • Lower risk of developing an infection

You also end up with a scar that’s barely visible.

Can I get pain management with spine surgery?

Spring + Heights Hospital offers exceptional pain management with interventional procedures. The following minimally invasive spine procedures work by reducing nerve inflammation or by blocking nerve signals that carry pain messages to your brain:

Epidural steroid injections

These injections relieve back, neck, arm, and leg pain caused by inflamed spinal nerves.

Facet joint block

A facet joint block alleviates pain caused by arthritic or damaged facet joints in your spine.

Selective nerve root block

Nerve roots occur where clusters of nerves enter or leave the spinal cord. Blocking pain signals at a root can alleviate pain from originating in many body areas.

Spinal cord stimulator

Your spine surgeon performs minimally invasive spine surgery to insert lead wires into the epidural space, placing them near the spinal nerves sending pain messages. A small generator sends mild electrical impulses through the wires and into the nerves, effectively blocking pain signals.

To learn more about spine surgery, call Spring + Heights Hospital today.

Visit Our Spine Surgery Website to Request An Appointment