How to Decide When You Need Spine Surgery?

Do You Really Need Spine Surgery?

Spine surgery could well be an option when all other conservative treatment options fail to make an impact. If you’re still feeling the pain after going through various spine treatments, a spine doctor may recommend you surgery.

On numerous occasions, patients are able to find relief without surgery. Exercise, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and spinal injections are considered to be non-surgical treatment options. If these treatment options fail to provide you relief, you might need spine surgery. Whether you’re in OKC or in any other place, speak to a spine doctor to learn more about different types of surgical options.

Difference between Traditional & Non-Invasive Spine Surgery

Traditional spine surgery involves a full exposure of the anatomy. Minimally invasive surgery on the opposite exposes less anatomy. Therefore, the recovery time for traditional spine surgery is compared to being higher than minimally invasive surgery.

Regardless of the procedure, the goal of both surgeries is the same — providing an ultimate relief and an overall improvement. Although minimally invasive surgery takes less recovery time, not every patient is appropriate for the same. It’s recommended to have a talk with your spine surgeon.

If you’re looking for a solution to your back pain, you should consider visiting Bridger Cox, MD. Dr. Cox is a specialist in complex spinal surgery and minimally invasive treatments. He along with his partners have built a standard in providing exceptional brain and spine care. Call us today to set up an appointment with Dr. Cox.

**Disclaimer: This content is not a medical consultation and also it does not suggest any doctor-patient relationship.

Originally published at on January 11, 2022.



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