miVIP: the Spinal Surgical Specialists
Suffering with chronic head, neck, or back pain can be debilitating. Worse yet, failing to correct the problem in a timely manner may allow the injured area to deteriorate to the point of causing even greater problems, including permanent damage. Now more than ever, you need to contact miVIP’s talented team of spinal surgical specialists. Our spinal procedures are minimally invasive in nature and utilize state-of-the-art intraoperative monitoring systems.
Common Spinal Procedures
Here at miVIP, our non-robotic spinal procedures are highly specialized and vary depending on injury type and location. Our most common procedures include:
- Cervical Fusion: two segments of vertebrae are fused to hinder painful motions that occur from pressure on the nerve roots during spinal flexing
- Neuroplasty: Damaged nerves are repaired; scar tissue is surgically removed, inflammation is reduced
- Spinal Discectomy: Removal of herniated disc or bone spur, relieving pressure on nerves
- Lumbar Fusion: The immobilization of lower spine vertebral bones in order to protect the area from further irritation and inflammation
- Foraminotomy: Relieves nerve pressure by removing sections of bone
- Laminectomy: Vertebral bone is surgically removed in order to provide more room for nerves
- Spinal Decompression - surgery performed to relieve compression or pressure on the spinal cord.
- Spinal Fusion - permanent connection to eliminate motion in the spine by fusing two or more vertebrae together.
Unlike some injuries, spinal problems occur for a wide variety of reasons. Some may be a result of a slip or fall, or a sports injury; others can happen for seemingly no reason at all. If you are an older individual, you may even be experiencing a type of spinal degeneration that sometimes comes with aging. More conditions include:
- Herniated discs: A disk between the spinal vertebrae that has become damaged; the disk may bulge or break
- Spinal stenosis: Pressure put on spinal cord and nerves as a result of narrowing open spaces in the spine
- Spondylolisthesis/spondylosis: Occurs when one bone of the spine slips on to the bone below it.
- Kyphosis (Scheuermann’s Disease): The over-curvature of the upper back, also known as “roundback”
- Scoliosis: A deformity that causes the spine to curve excessively
- Degenerative Disc Disease: Nerve roots become pinched as a result of disc degeneration, narrowing the available nerve space between them
- Spinal Instability: Movement between the bones of the spine that is abnormal.
- Spinal Fracture: Caused by even minor traumas or falls,
- Spinal Cord Injury: Compressions or fractures to the spinal cord caused by any injury or trauma to the area.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: Chronic disorder affecting the joint lining that causes erosion of the bones, deformity of the joints and painful swelling.
- Sciatia: Pain along the sciatic nerve, starting in the lower back and radiating down each leg.
- Bulging Discs: Typically occurring in the lower back and often the result of age, a bulging disc is characterized by a disc that shifts out of its normal place in the spine.
- Nerve Root Compression: Pain, numbness, weakness or tingling associated with pressure applied directly to a single nerve.
- Neuralgia: Nerve pain caused by changes in the nerve function or to the neurological structure.
Symptoms of Spinal Injuries
The feelings of pain, numbness, or tingling (“pins and needles”) in your neck or back are all extremely common symptoms of spinal injuries. Others may include:
- Sciatica: Weakness or pain in the sciatic nerve pathway, which can include legs, lower back, and buttocks
- Bowel or bladder problems
- Weight loss without dieting or exercise
- Loss of appetite
- Painful, stiff, or swollen joints
- General fatigue/malaise
- Uneven musculature when comparing each side of the spine
- Loss of hair
- Problems with walking/gait; loss of balance
- Uneven arm, leg, or hip lengths
- A swollen, puffy overall appearance
- Rib prominence
Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Our outpatient spinal procedures are conducted by a team of spinal/neurological specialists who have extensive experience and training in minimally invasive procedures of this nature. The end result is less pain, less trauma to the area, and a shorter recovery time for you. You owe it to yourself and your family to correct the injury before it has the chance to get worse.
Call miVIP Today
Many people simply do not realize the extent to which a back or neck injury can impact your day-to-day activities. After your successful spinal surgery with miVIP, you can look forward to living your life to the fullest again. Please call us today to schedule an initial consultation—888-310-2222.