There are many back surgery options available today, including laser back surgery, microdiscectomies, and back surgery. Lumbar laminoplasty and microdiscectomies are only a few back surgery examples. Back surgery can be very reasonable for most patients whose back pain has not decreased after several weeks of non-operative treatments, of course if an anatomical luity is identified as the cause of back pain then back surgery might be indicated. However, there are other options that you may want to consider if back pain is keeping you from participating in your hobbies and activities. Your back pain may also be due to a spinal cord or a nerve problem. Whatever the case, there are other forms of therapy and surgery available for you.
If you are having a back surgery performed to repair a herniated disc, your surgeon will perform a spinal tap. The surgeon will also probably perform a neurological study to determine if another procedure is required. For example, if the herniated disc is causing the back pain, the surgeon might perform a procedure that allows the nerves to reattach themselves to the spinal column. This procedure is called a lumbar puncture.
Some people choose to have surgery if their physician determines that their spine is not healing correctly. In this case, the surgeon will perform specific surgical procedures to correct these conditions. Examples of these conditions include degenerative disc disease, spondyloysis, slipped or degenerative disc syndrome, facet joint changes, facet joint degeneration, sacroiliac joint change, sacroiliac joint stenosis, osteoarthritis, and osteonecrosis. Only a qualified and experienced surgeon can determine which procedure is right for your particular situation, and he or she will take many factors into consideration, including the health of your spine, your age, your physical condition, your medical history, and your motivation for seeking treatment.