Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

What is minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spinal surgery is a type of surgery involving the bones in your spine. Unlike traditional spinal surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery uses specialized tools and smaller incisions.

With minimally invasive spinal surgery, your surgeon provides the treatment you need without causing significant damage to the surrounding tissue. This means you can expect less pain following your surgery and a faster recovery.

Pacific Sports & Spine is the most comprehensive interventional pain management practice in Eugene and Sutherland, OR. Our experienced team has training in many procedures not provided by other physicians in the area.

Am I a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?

When you visit Pacific Sports & Spine for interventional pain management, the team conducts comprehensive evaluations to develop the most effective treatment plan. Our pain management experts may only recommend spinal surgery if conservative treatments, such as pain medication, physical therapy, or spinal injections, fail to improve your pain.

Some of the conditions treated with minimally invasive spinal surgery include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Spinal instability
  • Chronic low back pain

When the team recommends surgical intervention, they prefer using a less intrusive approach. However, in some cases, they recommend traditional spinal surgery to provide better outcomes for you.

What are minimally invasive spinal surgery procedures?

Pacific Sports & Spine offers many minimally invasive spinal surgery procedures to treat a wide range of conditions.

Kyphoplasty or Spinejack: A minimally invasive spinal surgery that treats vertebral compression fractures caused by osteoporosis.

Intracept® Procedure: The Intracept Procedure treats chronic low back pain by blocking pain signals from the basivertebral nerve.

mild®: A minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. During the procedure, your surgeon removes a portion of the laminar bone using live X-ray imaging (fluoroscopy) to alleviate pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots.

ReActiv8: Innovative solution designed to address chronic back pain by stimulating the muscles responsible for stabilizing the lower back. By providing targeted electrical stimulation, ReActiv8 aims to restore muscle function and provide lasting relief to individuals suffering from debilitating back pain.

Vertiflex: A device the team uses to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. When implanted in the lower spine, the device limits spine extension without affecting spinal movement. For patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, the Superion device alleviates pain when seated or flexed.

Aurora Zip: Implantable device to treat spondylolisthesis and spinal stenosis. The device is implanted to stabilize the interspinous processes and indirectly decompress the stenosis.

LinQ: The LinQ procedure is a posteriorly approached sacroiliac joint stabilization implant to treat osteoarthritic pain emanating from the joint. Patients typically undergo diagnostic injections which identify the SI joint as a pain generator. The LinQ implant provides a long-lasting solution to this low back pain.

To learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery and how it may help you get long-term pain relief, reach out to Pacific Sports & Spine. We can provide the treatment you need. Call our office at (541) 780-6654 to schedule your appointment.