Orthopedic Spine Surgeons located in Hollywood, FL, Coral Gables, FL, & Boca Raton, FL
About 8% of adults struggle with chronic back pain, and 80% experience back pain at least once in their lives. When back pain causes unwanted changes in your daily life, it’s time to see the orthopedic professionals at Spine Solutions. In their three offices in Hollywood, Boca Raton, and Coral Gables, Florida, orthopedic surgeons Behnam Myers, DO, MPH, and Howard Levene, MD, PhD, offer the latest in advanced minimally invasive back pain solutions. Call the nearest office or schedule an appointment online today.
Back Pain Q&A
What causes back pain?
Back pain typically happens because of age-related degeneration, traumatic injury, overuse, or a combination of these factors. Some of the conditions that can cause back pain include:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bulging disc
- Disc herniation
- Facet joint disease
- Failed back surgery
- Pinched nerve
- Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
- Spinal stenosis
All of these issues cause significant discomfort. If untreated, back pain can increase or become disabling.
When do I need treatment for back pain?
If you experience back pain that disrupts your life, it’s time to schedule an evaluation at Spine Solutions. Other signs you need medical care for your back pain include:
- Pain lasts more than three days
- Pain doesn't recede with rest
- Pain shoots down your buttock and leg
- Leg weakness along with back pain
- Pins-and-needles sensation in your leg along with back pain
- Pain starts very suddenly after an accident
If you have severe and disruptive back pain, it’s always best to take care of the problem now rather than later. The earlier you seek treatment, the higher the chance that your back pain may respond to nonsurgical or minimally invasive surgical care.
How is back pain treated?
At Spine Solutions, the leading orthopedic experts specialize in minimally invasive surgery. If your back pain doesn’t respond to more conservative measures like physical therapy, medication, and spine injections, your surgeon may recommend a minimally invasive procedure.
Some standard minimally invasive procedures include:
- Discectomy to remove a damaged disc
- Lumbar interspinous spacer surgery to decompress the spine and make more space
- Interbody fusion to add a graft or implant between two vertebrae
- Laminectomy to remove excess bone and relieve pressure
- Sacroiliac joint fusion to stabilize the lower spine
- Artificial disc replacement to restore your disc with a prosthetic implant
In most cases, your surgeon uses tiny incisions and operates through a small scope. This approach ensures a minimal amount of tissue disruption. For example, the surgeons use specialized retractor devices to spread muscles apart to reach the surgical area rather than cutting through them.
The minimally invasive approach means a quicker and easier recovery, especially when paired with physical therapy.
To find out how Spine Solutions can help with your back pain, call the office in your area or schedule an appointment online today.
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