Minimally invasive surgery is an established, reliable alternative method of treatment for many types of spinal disorders. It involves surgical treatment of the spine through small incisions, allowing for minimal disruption of the surrounding muscle tissue. The benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery include decreased pain, shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery. In many cases these surgeries can be done through a one inch or less incision on an outpatient basis. There are a number of different types of Minimally Invasive Surgical procedures available.
Interventional spine injections are performed to provide pain relief or diagnostic information by injecting steroid medication and anesthetic into a joint or an area surrounding your spinal nerves. The injections are performed under fluoroscopy (x-ray guidance) to ensure proper placement of the needle so the medication is delivered in the appropriate place.