If you have been experiencing debilitating back or neck pain, now is the time to visit a spine specialist. Juris Shibayama, M.D., is exactly who you need to help get rid of the pain. He is an expert on minimally invasive spine surgery in Nashville, TN. There’s no need to stay in pain day after day when you could learn more about MIS surgery. Call today to schedule a virtual consultation.
The goal of MIS surgery is to stabilize the spine and vertebrae or to relieve pressure from the spinal nerves. Conditions such as herniated discs, spinal tumors, lumbar spinal stenosis, and scoliosis are often the cause of such pain. There are different types of MIS surgery treatment options including discectomy, spinal decompression, and transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF).
One amazing benefit of MIS surgery that people love is the less recovery time. Recovery time is reduced because of the smaller skin incisions. You are also less likely to lose as much blood as you would during open surgery. Because of the small incisions, you are less likely to have a long rehabilitation period. Also, you are less likely to have a dependence on pain medications after surgery.
The recovery time for minimally invasive spine surgery is about six weeks compared to the months it may take after open surgery. During the recovery period, you should stay away from your usual activities. What activities you can do is determined by Juris Shibayama, M.D., and is based on your overall health. However, be sure to avoid sudden twisting, long drives, or sitting and standing for long periods of time.
Don’t live with your back or neck pain any longer. Call or submit a contact form today to schedule a virtual visit.