Complex and Reconstructive Spine Surgery
Complex and Reconstructive Spine Surgery in Bakersfield
Complex and reconstructive spine surgery is a specialized surgery that reshapes the curvature of the spine or repairs damaged or degenerated spinal structures. It should only be performed by a highly trained and experienced surgeon who has extensive knowledge of the spine and nerves, bones and tissues that surround it. Advancements in modern medical technology and techniques have made it possible to minimize pain, restore mobility and accelerate healing for patients following the procedure.
Most reconstructive spine surgeries are elective and used when more conservative treatment options have failed. A good candidate for complex spine surgery in Bakersfield is someone with a severe spinal deformity, a degenerative spine disorder, or severe pain, weakness or numbness in the back or neck that has not responded to other therapies and pain management techniques.
Did you know…
there are more than a half million spine surgeries performed in the U.S. for low back pain alone each year? Approximately 1 in 20 people who have chronic back pain will need surgery to find relief. Of those, pain will subside in as much as 90 percent of cases – usually within the first few weeks following surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
When is complex spine surgery necessary?
Though conservative treatment options are always preferred, Bakersfield back surgery is necessary for many patients. We can surgically treat a variety of diseases and conditions, including:
- Traumatic injury
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal tumors
- Herniated discs
- Congenital abnormalities
- And more
What types of reconstructive spine surgery are available in Bakersfield?
Complex and reconstructive spine surgeries are generally divided into two subtypes – spinal fusion and replacement operations. Spinal fusion may be used to prevent independent motion between two vertebrae using a bone graft, rods and pins to fuse the spinal segments. This is often used to address spinal deformities and traumatic injuries.
A replacement operation involves the placement of an artificial prosthesis in place of a damaged or diseased area of the spine. This is especially common in patients who suffer from degenerative disc disorder or a herniated disc. The unhealthy disc is removed and replaced with an implant that helps to restore a comfortable range of motion.
How long is the recovery following a complex reconstructive spine surgery in Bakersfield?
The spine surgery recovery process will vary from patient to patient depending on the type and extent of the surgery, as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Pain management, physical therapy, and post-surgical follow-up visits will likely be necessary in the weeks following the procedure to ensure proper healing and rehabilitation.
We use minimally invasive spine surgery techniques whenever possible. Contact our office for more information about complex or reconstructive spine surgery in Bakersfield. We look forward to serving you soon.