Spine

Spine Surgery

Spine Surgery

Back surgery may be considered if traditional treatments haven't worked and pain is persistent and disabling. Examples of injuries that may require surgery include herniated or ruptured disks, degenerative disk disease, spinal or tumors.

Medical imaging techniques, such as CT or MRI, are used to evaluate the current condition of the spine to determine if surgery is needed. Minimally invasive surgeries are becoming more common as a way to replace open surgery, which involves making a long incision along the spine.