Chronic pain is characterized by persistent, severe sensations of pain that continue for weeks, months, or even years. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, 116 million Americans suffer from symptoms of chronic pain—affecting more men and women than cancer, heart disease, and diabetes combined. Of these many Americans suffering from chronic pain, most were affected by pain in the neck and back. Unfortunately, this chronic pain keeps many otherwise healthy men and women from participating in active, normal lives.
Do you suffer from chronic back pain? If so, you may also be struggling with maintaining the level of activity you enjoyed before your symptoms started. Fortunately, advances in medicine and minimally invasive spine surgery have provided patients with chronic back pain a variety of effective treatment options to alleviate their symptoms and restore their mobility. Below are some of the many surgical treatments available to improve your activity level and quality of life.
Laser spine surgery: This state-of-the-art surgical technique was developed to resolve spine problems, such as herniated discs, safely and less invasively than open surgical procedures. This type of surgery is now considered an extremely effective alternative to conventional spine surgery.
Minimally invasive spine surgery: Minimally invasive procedures utilize advanced endoscopic surgical technology to resolve problems such as scoliosis and degenerative disc disease without the need for open incisions.
Micro surgery: Micro spine surgery involves the use of a specialized microscope and surgical tools to treat conditions such as spinal canal stenosis and herniated disc.
Conventional spine surgery: When conservative therapies and treatments do not resolve a more severe condition, conventional spine surgery can be an excellent option. Because of the more invasive nature of these procedures, they are only recommended as last options for treatment.
Dr. Marc A. Cohen, of the Spine Institute of Marc A. Cohen, M.D., can help relieve the pain you are experiencing as a result of vertebral disc injuries with personalized treatments tailored to your needs. At the Spine Institute of Marc A. Cohen, M.D., we offer the very best in minimally invasive laser spine surgery for patients in New Jersey and New York City. Our team works hard to provide the latest in technologically-advanced prevention plans and treatment methods. Visit us online or call us at (973) 538-4444 to learn more about our services or to make an appointment.
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