As anyone who has suffered with lower back pain can attest, the condition is debilitating. It affects every single aspect of your life. When you sleep, it is difficult because of the pain. Sitting down at work can lead to agony if you are battling lower back pain. Sneezing, using the restroom, walking up and down stairs or even standing still becomes challenging, depending on the source of your lower back pain. Lumbar surgery is one of the most effective ways to relieve spinal pain, and it may be just what you need.
There are a lot of conservative options available for treating lower back pain. However, most people reach a point where they realize that these conservative options are not providing them with the results they want. As such, our physician may recommend some form of spine surgery to help address the lower back pain.
Consulting with our board-certified orthopedic spine specialist gives you the opportunity to have your back assessed by an experienced professional. During a consultation at our office, he can help you lay out a path to wellness.
The techniques and procedures used by our specialist will vary depending on the type of pain you are experiencing. If you are experiencing pain that starts in your lower back and then radiates down your leg, this is a sign that your sciatic nerve is being compressed. When this is the case, surgery may be used to reduce some of the pressure on the nerve.
Thankfully, modern science has advanced to the point where the procedures for a pinched nerve can usually be done using minimally-invasive techniques. With this type of surgery, you should expect to return to your everyday tasks within just weeks.
Another type of back surgery is lumbar fusion surgery. This is used to relieve pain caused by motion. It is designed to render the painful area of the spine immobile, while at the same time removing the pain generator. Most patients who successfully have this treatment done say that they experience a drastic reduction in their lower back pain.
At Innovative Spine in San Antonio, Dr. Kuwamura can use specialized techniques when addressing spinal pain with lumbar surgery. His goal is to allow the patient to maintain mobility while at the same reducing pain and preventing further damage. Don’t spend another day dealing with your spinal pain. Contact our San Antonio office today to schedule a consultation to learn more about lumbar surgery and your other treatment options.