Back pain that lingers for weeks and months can seriously impact your day-to-day life. Beyond everyday backaches and temporary discomfort from strained muscles, your pain might restrict your activities and damage your quality of life.
What can you do if lasting, persistent back pain is limiting your life choices? At South Texas Spinal Clinic, our compassionate and experienced care team helps new and existing patients from throughout the South Texas and San Antonio area find relief from lingering or severe back pain.
Depending on the cause of your back pain problems, we might recommend minimally invasive spine surgery as a potential solution. Could minimally invasive spine surgery help you recover from back pain this winter?
Backache? The problem might be your spine
Many factors can contribute to back pain. However, your spine, which supports the weight of your upper body while also letting you bend, twist, and move freely, is a common culprit for lasting problems with back pain. Muscle aches and pains will typically feel better after a few days. Spine problems can linger for a long time, and potentially worsen, without medical attention.
Your spine contains many small interlocking bones known as vertebrae, as well as intervertebral discs made to keep motion smooth. The many nerves that run along and through your spine can make spinal issues painful. If you have persistent back pain, you might be dealing with:
- A herniated or ruptured disc
- Pinched or compressed spinal nerves
- Other spinal injuries
How spinal surgery can help
At South Texas Spinal Clinic, we take a conservative approach to back pain, starting with noninvasive treatments like physical therapy, heat or icing, or electrical stimulation. You could also benefit from medications to relieve inflammation and pain, or epidural steroid injections or nerve blocks.
However, if other treatment methods fail to relieve your back pain symptoms, the team at South Texas Spinal Clinic also specialized in minimally invasive spine surgeries. With surgical treatment, we may be able to directly address the root of your back pain, whether that’s a lumbar laminectomy or lumbar microendoscopic discectomy to treat ruptured discs or compressed nerves.
Our minimally invasive surgeries use cutting-edge medical technology and specialized surgical tools to perform procedures with only small incisions. With minimally invasive surgery, you have a reduced risk of infection, blood loss, and tissue damage, and you heal more quickly. Post-surgery pain and scarring are also minimized with these techniques.
To find out more about your treatment options for back pain, including whether minimally invasive spine surgery could be the solution for you, contact the expert doctors at South Texas Spinal Clinic. You can book your initial consultation appointment at one of our multiple convenient South Texas and San Antonio locations online, or call by phone to schedule.