Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Does It Work?

Risks and Benefits of Spine Surgery

Undergoing any type of spine surgery is intimidating. Prior to consenting to treatment, it is important to understand the risks, benefits and associated care guidelines for each procedure that you are considering. One of the commonly asked questions that we see at the DFW Spine Institute , is whether minimally invasive spine surgery is actually an effective alternative to traditional surgery—does it work?

The simple answer: YES.  Minimally invasive spine surgery is a proven, safer, more effective approach to treating some of the most common neck and back conditions that plague the lives of million of people each day. In fact, more than 90 percent of adults in the United States will experience neck or back pain at some point. Though some of these people will find relief through conservative treatment options like physical therapy, medication therapy, chiropractic care and stretching, many will require surgical treatment to assist in treating their underlying pain and symptoms.

Some of the most common advantages of minimally invasive spine surgery at the DFW Spine Institute over traditional spine surgery include:

  • Incisions as small as 3mm

  • Customized procedures based on each patient’s specific needs

  • Real pain relief

  • Lower risk of infection

  • Lower risk of complication

  • Our team has helped over 40,000 patients overcome back and spine pain

  • Fellowship-trained spine surgeons

  • Shorter recovery period

  • Innovative pain mapping process
    • Isolates specific source and location of pain
    • Enables surgeons to treat the specific area in least invasive way possible
  • True minimally invasive procedures

  • Little to no muscle disruption

If you or someone you love is living with chronic pain and symptoms caused by their spine condition, do not wait to find relief. Choose the effective alternative to traditional surgery today.