Arthroscopic spine surgery uses endoscopic imaging technology and specialized instruments to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves that has been caused by damaged or deformed intervertebral discs. Arthroscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure and may be suitable for treating some types of debilitating back pain. If you think you may be a candidate for arthroscopic spine surgery, please contact North American Spine for a consultation.
If an intervertebral disc has been damaged and is causing back pain, arthroscopic surgery may be a viable alternative to traditional surgical methods. Arthroscopic spine surgery is performed by making a small incision in the tissue above the affected disc. An endoscopic probe is inserted in the incision, creating a conduit for a variety of very fine surgical instruments. These instruments are used to remove tiny sections of the damaged disc, relieving pressure on the spinal nerves.
Unlike more traditional surgical techniques, arthroscopic surgery involves very minimal damage to the muscles and supporting tissues of the spine. Blood loss is minimal, and the chance of infection is slightly lower compared to more traditional spinal surgeries. Post-operative recovery times are much shorter, and patients are able to resume normal activities much sooner.
If you suffer from debilitating back pain, the minimally invasive surgery techniques developed by North American Spine are clearly the least invasive of all minimally invasive techniques and may be an option to relieve pain without the risks associated with traditional back surgery. Please call 877.474.BACK to schedule a consultation about North American Spine D.N.D. surgery.