Are You a Candidate for Spine Surgery?

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There are several different factors that go into determining whether or not someone is a candidate for spine surgery. While the doctors at Advanced Spine & Orthopedics will always pursue more conventional treatment options first, such as physical therapy and medication, there are some instances where a person will be better off undergoing a surgical procedure. Here are some of the factors that go into determining whether surgery would be the best option.


One of the best methods a doctor uses to find out whether or not spine surgery is the best option is a magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, test. This test, along with a thorough understanding of both your medical history and your symptoms, will paint the most accurate picture possible of your condition so that your physician can make the most informed recommendation possible. Your doctor will also take into account the types of activities you perform on a regular basis, the kind of work you do, and any other types of underlying conditions you may have.

Advances in Surgical Techniques

Even though spine surgery is still very serious, thankfully there are minimally invasive techniques available that can drastically reduce recovery times. These techniques have been proven to be very effective, helping people once again live full, active lives much faster than ever before. There are limitations to minimally invasive procedures, however; your doctor may recommend a more extensive surgery to completely repair the problem you are experiencing.

If you would like to learn more about the types of spine surgery we perform at Advanced Spine & Orthopedics, or you would like to schedule an examination, give us a call at 817-310-8783 or contact us online.