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minimally invasive surgery

What is the difference between minimally invasive spine surgery and open spine surgery?

The term “minimally invasive” is frequently used in healthcare, but many patients don’t fully understand the differences between a minimally invasive and traditional or “open” procedure. If a doctor has recommended spine surgery to treat your back pain, a minimally invasive procedure may be an option.

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Top 5 Injuries That Lead to Orthopedic Surgery

If you suffer from back pain, you’re not alone. Chronic back pain is the most common type of chronic pain in the U.S. In most cases, back pain can be managed with non-surgical treatments, but for some people suffering from chronic back pain, surgery is the best option to get relief.

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How Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Came To Be

In recent years, surgical techniques have seen major advancements in every surgical specialty, including spine surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery options are made possible with the use of lasers, endoscopy and image guidance systems. Many orthopedic procedures that were traditionally performed as “open surgery,” with larger incisions and open exposure of the spine, can now be performed in a minimally invasive way.

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What Happens if You Don’t Treat a Herniated Disc?

The spine is made up of small individual bones called vertebrae. Between each vertebra sits a small, flat, round disc made up of a soft jelly-like material surrounded by a tough outer layer. These spinal discs provide a cushion for the vertebrae, acting as shock absorbers for the spine.

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Best Exercises for Kyphosis

Best Exercises for Kyphosis

Poor posture is common. We slouch at our desks or on the couch and aren’t necessarily aware of the damage we could be doing. Kyphosis, also known as “roundback” or — in severe cases — “hunchback,” is a common spinal disorder in which an excessive outward curvature of the spine causes an abnormal rounding in the upper back.

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Spinal Cysts and Tumors

Cysts

A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material.  Synovial cysts develop in the facet joints of the lumbar spine as a result of degeneration.

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Back Surgery: What to Expect

Having spine surgery can be a stressful and emotional time for anyone, but Dr. Kushwaha and the rest of his staff are invested in using a team approach to provide you with the best possible experience.

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