Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
The goal or main motive of Minimally Invasive Spine surgery is to minimize the damage to surrounding tissues. It minimizes the muscle dissection and injury to ligaments.
Most people with back pain do not need back surgery. Most people are managed conservatively with medication, physiotherapy and proper rest. But, in case the pain is non-remitting with conservative management and some neurological deficit develops, one should not wait too long for surgery. The doctor decides which patient is a suitable candidate for (MISS).
Spinal disorders treated with MISS
- Herniated disc
- Spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
- Spinal deformities (like scoliosis)
- Spondylolysis (a defect in part of a lower vertebrae)
- Spinal instability
- Fractured vertebra
- Removal of a tumor in the spine
- Infection in the spine
If you are thinking about spine surgery, ask your healthcare provider if MISS is a choice for you. Not all types of spine surgery can be done with MISS and not all hospitals or other surgery facilities are equipped for MISS.