Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints affecting people today. Estimates suggest that approximately 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time in their lives.

If you suffer from back pain, you've come to the right place. The Memorial Neuroscience Institute Spine Center helps patients with back pain undergo a comprehensive examination to determine if there are any underlying neurological or structural reasons for your pain. Once these causes are identified, a personalized treatment plan is created to guide treatment.

Treatment Options for Back Pain

In most cases, chronic and acute back problems and spinal injuries can be treated non-surgically. However, in some instances, patients may benefit from one of many spine surgery procedures we offer, including a wide range of open spinal reconstruction techniques and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Minimally invasive spine surgery is an advanced, highly effective alternative to traditional surgical techniques. Available on an outpatient basis, this procedure uses a microsurgical technique and a one-inch incision to focus on the source of back pain and correct the problem. Although this less-invasive approach cannot correct all spine conditions or injuries, it may be appropriate for:

  • Common spine conditions, such as:
    • Herniated discs
    • Lumbar stenosis
    • Age-related disc degeneration
    • Misaligned vertebrae
  • Patients whose age or physical condition may increase risks of obtaining a successful result using traditional spinal surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is considered as effective as traditional (open) surgery and offers patients several additional benefits compared to traditional surgery, including:

  • Ability to go home the day of the surgery
  • Faster healing time
  • Less damage to supportive tissues
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Less potential for future problems since the spine is not weakened