There are many different reasons why a person may need spine surgery. Disease, aging, and trauma are all reasons why a patient may seek out this medical option. Here at Hudson Regional Hospital, our surgeons evaluate each patient on an individual basis to see if this is necessary.
Chronic back pain can be so debilitating that a person’s life is altered drastically. Some might feel that surgery is the only answer for relief. In fact, only a small percentage of cases require surgery. Anti-inflammatory medication, heat, ice, physical therapy, and massage may offer aide, but these treatments do not help, our surgical services may. Many times types of surgery such as a discectomy, laminectomy, vertebroplasty, and fusion can be performed on patients who do not respond well to nonsurgical treatments.