• How to Know It’s Time to Seriously Consider Spinal Surgery

    Ruptured Disk, Las Vegas

    Back pain can be caused by trauma, improper body mechanics, or normal wear and tear. If you are living with debilitating back pain, you are likely wondering if spinal surgery will help alleviate your symptoms.

    Although spinal surgery is only needed in a small percentage of back pain cases, some types of back pain cannot be resolved with non-surgical methods. It is important to know that spinal surgery should only be used when more conservative, non-surgical treatments have been unsuccessful.

    Spinal Conditions That May Require Surgery

    Some conditions that may be best resolved with spinal surgery include:

    • Spinal nerves that are compressed and cause severe pain in your back, or numbness down the back of your leg
    • Vertebral fractures that cause instability in the spine from osteoporosis
    • Bulging or ruptured spinal discs (herniated discs)
    • Spinal fractures or breaks that leave the spine unstable
    • Other situations in which conservative treatments have been unsuccessful

    Progressive Conditions That May Require Surgery

    Progressive, painful conditions that may be treated with spinal surgery are:

    • Scoliosis : a curvature of the spine
    • Spondylolisthesis: a forward slippage of a segment of the spine
    • Stenosis: a narrowing of the opening through which the spinal cord runs
    • Kyphosis: a humpback deformity
    • Radiculopathy: an irritation or inflammation of a nerve from a herniated disc
    • Degenerative disc disease: dried out spinal discs, resulting in less shock absorption in the spine

    Dr. Perry and the outstanding staff of the Spinal Institute of Nevada utilize the most advanced technology and techniques to find a treatment for your back or neck pain. At our center, we can diagnose and treat conditions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine. Call us today at (702) 239-3787 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Perry.

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    Your spine is a crucial part of your daily life, and maintaining a healthy spine is one way to prevent injuries and pain.  To learn more about what you can do to protect your spinal health, explore these helpful resources.  For more information, call the Spine Institute of Nevada at (702) 239-3787 .

    • When a cervical abnormality requires surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will have two options: artificial cervical disc replacement and cervical fusion.  Read this WebMD.com article to learn about the benefits of each type of surgery.
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    • Learn about what steps you can take to maintain a healthy spine by reading this article from SpineUniverse.com. 
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