Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery vs. Open Spine Surgery

By December 15, 2014 Spine Relief No Comments



Open spine surgery sounds scary, doesn’t it? Chances are you are in a lot of pain if you need spine surgery; you’re looking for any solution that will bring you relief, whether it’s open spine or minimally invasive spine surgery. While it’s understandable for patients to proceed with whatever form of pain relief they are presented with by their physician, the thought of someone opening up your back and performing risky spine surgery should be enough to make you think twice about your options.


Traditional open spine surgery incurs additional risks for patients, from the possibility of nerve damage and damaged muscles and tissue to excessive bruising and scarring. Recovery time for open spine surgery can be long and difficult, and complications from the above-mentioned risks can arise during the road to recovery.


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery


The risks associated with open spine surgery are, in part, why many people choose minimally invasive. With significantly shorter recovery times, faster healing and fewer complications, those suffering from certain back and neck conditions would do well to consider minimally invasive laser spine surgery over the more traditional procedures.


  1. A quicker return to daily activities.Unlike open back surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery usually means a shorter healing time, outpatient surgery or a very short hospital stay, and a faster return to your daily activities.
  2. Minimal risk for complications.Much smaller incisions mean minimal risk for complications stemming from tissue damage or wound care. Incisions as small as 3mm minimizes bruising, stitching and potential damage from surgery, so you can feel comfortable going back to the things and the people you love.
  3. Greater chance for lasting pain relief.Thanks to minimally invasive spine surgery, there’s a greater chance that doctors can get to the real source of the pain and let you finally say goodbye to all that’s been ailing your back. State-of-the-art technologies as well as today’s innovative pain mapping enable surgeons to accurately identify the source of your pain so they can take care of it once and for all.

You don’t have to suffer from back or neck pain for the rest of your life because you don’t want spine surgery. The fact is, there are less invasive options. Call MISI today at 855-466-6741 to set up your appointment and find out how you can get back to enjoying life without back and neck pain.

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