The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia offers a range of minimally invasive spine, back, and neck surgeries for long-term pain relief. We serve men and women in Kingsland and Brunswick, Georgia with customized pain management plans.
When is Back Surgery Recommended?
At the Spine Center of Southeast Georgia, we believe in delivering customized pain treatment plans with a multi-disciplinary approach. Pain relief is about more than invasive back surgery and pain medication. Unfortunately, more conservative methods sometimes fail to offer adequate pain relief or the long-term relief you need.
Surgery may be recommended when non-surgical or conservative treatments are not enough and pain is related to some type of mechanical problem of the spine such as a herniated disc, spinal stenosis, or spondylolisthesis in which a vertebra has slipped forward.
Our spine health experts will help you assess the need for surgery and develop a plan to target the cause of your pain, not just the pain itself.
What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?
The Spine Center of Southeast Georgia focuses on minimally invasive surgery to correct spinal disorders and injuries without the long recovery and greater risk of open surgery. Minimally invasive spine surgery can be used to relieve pressure from nerves and stabilize vertebral bones and joints with an approach that is safer, faster, and easier to recover from than open spine surgery. Many minimally invasive surgeries can even be performed on an outpatient basis with no incision or a very tiny incision.
This approach can treat a variety of conditions such as spinal stenosis, spinal instability, vertebral compression fractures, degenerative disc disease, and more.
What Spine, Neck, and Back Surgeries Do You Offer?
At the Spine Center of Southeast Georgia, we offer several effective and innovative surgical procedures for patients in Kingsland and Brunswick:
- Spinal Stenosis Surgery
- There are several surgical techniques to treat spinal stenosis. The most common is the laminectomy procedure.
- This minimally invasive procedure helps break up scar tissue or adhesions from trauma, surgery, or infection that cause nerve pain.
- This procedure treats vertebral compression fractures by injecting bone cement to stabilize the vertebra with a minimally invasive technique.
- Also known as radiofrequency ablation, rhizotomy uses RF energy to heat or ablate nerves to stop pain transmissions to the brain.
- Kyphoplasty is similar to vertebralplasty, except it uses a balloon to create a void in the damaged vertebra before injecting bone cement to stabilize the bone.
- Minimally Invasive Lumbar Fusion
- When lumbar spinal fusion is recommended, we use a minimally invasive technique to fuse two or more vertebrae to stop painful movements.
- Discography is a diagnostic tool used to determine which damaged or herniated disc is responsible for the pain you are experiencing.
- Thoracic Facet Radiofrequency
- This procedure specifically targets thoracic facet nerve pain with radiofrequency ablation to stop the problem nerve or nerves from sending pain signals.
- Cervical Facet Radiofrequency
- Cervical facet radiofrequency targets pain from cervical facets with radiofrequency ablation or rhizotomy for long-term pain relief.
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Lumbar radioculopathy or sciatica is a disease that causes pain and numbness of the buttock and leg and it’s often caused by a compressed spinal nerve root. There are several procedures that can offer long-term relief.
If you believe you may benefit from minimally invasive surgery to treat sciatica, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, or another disorder of the spine, contact the Spine Center of Southeast Georgia today to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients in Brunswick, Kingsland, and the surrounding Georgia communities.