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Spine Surgery

Spine Surgery services offered in Jacksonville, Gainesville, Lake Worth, Pensacola, Tallahassee and PANAMA CITY, FL, Brunswick, Savannah and Pooler, GA and Bluffton, Greenville and North Charleston, SC

The orthopedic spine surgeons at Medicus Spine & Joint, with offices in Brunswick, Georgia; Mount Pleasant and Bluffton, South Carolina; and Gainesville and Jacksonville, Florida, are experts at performing spine surgery using minimally invasive techniques. They take the time to educate you regarding your spinal condition and the potential outcomes of all treatment options, including spine surgery. Call the office nearest you today or schedule your spine surgery consultation online. 

Spine Surgery Q & A

What is spine surgery?

Spine surgery refers to various procedures performed on the spine to treat conditions affecting the neck or back. Your spine is made up of a series of bones held together by ligaments and tendons. These bones protect your spinal cord and provide an exit for the spinal nerves that go to the rest of your body.

The spine is a common source of pain. Though surgery is usually the last recommended treatment for spine conditions, some patients benefit from surgical interventions.

Medicus Spine & Joint has highly skilled orthopedic spine surgeons who use minimally invasive tools and techniques when performing spine surgery. This means small incisions, less scarring, and a shorter recovery time. 

What conditions benefit from spine surgery?

Many conditions that affect the neck or back benefit from spine surgery. Some of the conditions Medicus Spine & Joint may treat with spine surgery include:

  • Herniated disks
  • Degenerative disk disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral compression fractures
  • Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
  • Spinal tumors
  • Spinal infections 

Medicus Spine & Joint also treats failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Though there’s no single treatment for FBSS, some patients may benefit from surgical intervention to correct conditions affecting results from previous surgeries. 

What are the types of spine surgery?

Medicus Spine & Joint performs many types of spine surgery. Some of these types include:

Spinal decompression

A spinal decompression aims to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves to reduce pain by removing portions of spinal bone or a herniated disk.

Diskectomy

A diskectomy is the surgical removal of an intervertebral disk. Medicus Spine & Joint may replace a damaged disk with an artificial disk to restore spine motion and health.

Spinal fusion

During a spinal fusion, your orthopedic spine surgeon at Medicus Spine & Joint fuses two or more vertebral bones, stopping painful movements.

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF), and minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) are examples of spine surgeries performed by Medicus Spine & Joint.

What can I expect after spine surgery?

After spine surgery, you need to stay at the hospital for a few days. The length of your hospital stay depends on the type of surgery. You start physical therapy at the hospital and continue this therapy when you go home.

Recovery time varies and may take a few weeks to a few months.

To discuss spine surgery options, call Medicus Spine & Joint or schedule an appointment online today.