When does spine surgery become necessary?
In some cases, damage or injury to the spine may require spine surgery, particularly if you’ve exhausted conservative treatment options with no relief. If you’re still experiencing significant pain or dealing with other symptoms that affect your quality of life, it may be time to consider the next step – surgery. However, surgical intervention should always be considered a last resort.
Surgery may become necessary to treat neck or back pain that results from many sources, including:
▪ Pinched nerves/nerve compression, sciatica/radiating nerve pain the the arms or legs
▪ Spinal stenosis, facet disease, spondylolisthesis, and foraminal stenosis
▪ Spinal instability, Scoliosis, or fracture
▪ Presence of bone spurs compressing nerves, infection, or tumor
▪ Degenerative disc disease, disc herniation/ruptured disc, or other types of disc disorders