Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MIS) has evolved with the desire to minimize muscle trauma and shorten recovery time. MIS represents a major change in the way spine surgery is being done. MIS minimizes disruption of surrounding tissues through the use of tiny portals or incisions, thereby reducing blood loss, anesthesia time, post-surgical pain, hospitalization and healing time.
It is estimated that 80% of the population suffers from back pain at some point in time during their lifetime. Patient’s seeking treatment for back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor’s office visits.
Pain interferes with every aspect of life’s daily activities; including sleeping, standing and working. Recent advancements in technology have made vast improvement in treatment options and can help reduce the negative effects of back pain.
Conservative treatment options include physical therapy, chiropractic adjustments, exercise. When non- surgical and conservative treatments fail, surgery may be required.
Traditionally, treating conditions such as sciatica, bulging or herniated discs, stenosis, disc degeneration or spondylolisthesis have required extensive and invasive surgical procedures. Recovery for certain types of spine surgery would require a week, maybe more, in the hospital, yield lengthy incisional scars, and require perhaps a year recovery time.