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Minimal Invasive Spinal Surgery Specialist

Pacific Sports and Spine

Interventional Pain Specialists located in Eugene, OR

When conservative treatments fail to provide pain relief from your spine condition, you may need surgery. The experienced team of physicians at Pacific Sports and Spine performs minimally invasive spinal surgery to treat many spine issues. With minimally invasive spinal surgery, you can expect less post-surgical pain and a faster recovery. To learn more about the advanced treatment options available at Pacific Sports and Spine, call the office in Eugene, Oregon, or book an appointment online today.

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Q & A

What is minimally invasive spinal surgery?

Minimally invasive spinal surgery is a type of surgery involving the bones in your spine. Unlike traditional spinal surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery uses specialized tools and smaller incisions.

With minimally invasive spinal surgery, your surgeon provides the treatment you need without causing significant damage to the surrounding tissue. This means you can expect less pain following your surgery and a faster recovery. 

Pacific Sports and Spine is the most comprehensive interventional pain management practice in Eugene and Willamette Valley. The experienced team has training in many procedures not provided by other physicians in the area. 

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive spinal surgery?

When you visit Pacific Sports and Spine for interventional pain management, the team conducts comprehensive evaluations to develop the most effective treatment plan.

The pain management experts may only recommend spinal surgery if conservative treatments, such as pain medication, physical therapy, or spinal injections, fail to improve your pain. 

Some of the conditions treated with minimally invasive spinal surgery include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spinal instability
  • Chronic low back pain

When the team recommends surgical intervention, they prefer using a less intrusive approach. However, in some cases, they recommend traditional spinal surgery to provide better outcomes for you. 

What are minimally invasive spinal surgery procedures?

Pacific Sports and Spine offers many minimally invasive spinal surgery procedures to treat a wide range of conditions.

Kyphoplasty

Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive spinal surgery that treats vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. 

Intracept® Procedure

The Intracept Procedure treats chronic low back pain by blocking pain signals from the basivertebral nerve. 

MILD® (minimally invasive lumbar decompression)

Pacific Sports and Spine performs MILD to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. During the procedure, your surgeon removes a portion of the laminar bone using live X-ray imaging (fluoroscopy) to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots. 

Superion®   

Superion is a device the team uses to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. When implanted in the lower spine, the device limits spine extension without affecting spinal movement.

For patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, the Superion device alleviates pain when seated or flexed. 

To schedule a consultation at Pacific Sports and Spine to learn more about minimally invasive spinal surgery options, call the office or book an appointment online today.