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Minimally Invasive Treatment Options for Spondylosis

Spondylosis is a general term that encompasses all forms of degeneration of the spinal column.

Area of spine affected by spondylosis: Any

Prior to having a surgical procedure, conservative measures such as physical therapy, chiropractic, and steroid injections should be attempted. If these measures do not meaningfully relieve your pain, a North American Spine procedure may be in order.

Spondylosis may result from a number of underlying causes and conditions, including, but not limited to:

  • Age-related wear and tear, which can lead to Degenerative Disc Disease, bulging discs, herniated discs, bone spurs and more
  • Back or neck strain due to repetitive physical activity, poor posture, imbalances in the musculature, or heavy lifting
  • Direct physical injury such as a car accident or fall
  • Genetics, whether or not the symptoms appeared in your parents

Procedure Options

    For any given condition, factors like location in the spine, co-occurring spine conditions, and severity of the condition can affect recommended procedures. For more information on some, but not all, of the procedures North American Spine may recommend, see the following:

    Non-Surgical Spondylosis Treatment

  • Epidural Steroid Injection: Epidural steroid injections are shots of corticosteroids in the epidural space near the spinal cord. They are aimed at reducing inflammation and easing pain. Read more.
  • If conservative treatment has not provided lasting relief, see if you're a candidate for one of our proven procedures to treat spondylosis. Most are performed through an incision one inch or less in size.
  • IntelliSpineSM (Lumbar): In this outpatient procedure, the physician accesses the spine through tiny incisions (5 millimeters or less) in the lower back and uses an HD camera... Read more.
  • Discectomy: A discectomy is designed to significantly reduce—or completely eliminate—pain caused by herniated or bulging discs that are impinging on nerves or nerve roots. Read more.
  • Laminotomy/ Laminectomy: A laminotomy and laminectomy are minimally invasive procedures performed to relieve excessive pressure on the spinal cord or its associated nerve roots caused by degenerative... Read more.
  • Cervical Foraminotomy: Cervical foraminotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a small piece of bone and/or soft tissue is removed in the cervical spine to... Read more.
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator: A Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) is an implantable neurostimulator device that consists of a tiny insulated wire called a lead, placed in the epidural space... Read more.
  • When spondylosis that has caused spinal instability, our physicians may perform minimally invasive stabilization surgeries that provide much quicker recovery than traditional, open surgery.
  • 360 Spinal Fusion: An advanced procedure for correcting deformities of the lower back, a 360 Spinal Fusion is designed to provide a high degree of stability, and to... Read more.
  • TLIF: The goal of Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF) is to increase spinal stability and decrease pain by removing pressure from spinal nerves and stabilizing spinal... Read more.
  • ACDF: With the goal of relieving pain and stabilizing the cervical spine, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a surgical procedure that involves relieving the... Read more.

North American Spine partners with physicians who are experts in the relief of Spondylosis causes and symptoms. No two cases of Spondylosis are exactly alike, and every North American Spine patient is treated with individual attention and focus. The first step is to submit an MRI or CT-scan, usually ordered by a Primary Care Physician or Pain Management Physician, for a free review. If you live near one of our locations, we may be able to order one for you after a consult with one of our partner physicians.

If you do have an MRI or CT-scan that is 3 years old or less, we will review it free of charge.

Free MRI/CT Review


Larry L.

Condition: Spinal Stenosis

Procedure: Laminotomy/ Laminectomy

“I was having to take so much medication because of the pain that i was becoming addicted to the pain killers.”

"I feel I have been given a new body, virtually without pain. All of my symptoms have been resolved to the point where I can again enjoy life. [Now I can] GO WITHOUT PAIN medication!"

“Quality of life was very poor before the surgery. I was in constant pain in my back and legs 24/7. I also had tremendous pain in my feet and toes. I could not wear regular shoes without a lot of pain. And I could not sleep because of the pain.”

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Some of our former patients have been kind enough to offer to speak with back and neck pain sufferers who are looking into treatment options. We encourage you to take them up on it! After we determine a treatment plan, we’ll connect you with a past patient who had a similar condition and procedure.

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