Spine surgery is traditionally done as “open surgery,” meaning the area being operated on is opened with a long incision to allow the surgeon to view and access the anatomy. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more spine conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical technique. We are dedicated to helping people of all ages, with a variety spine conditions, lead pain free, healthy lives again. We provide comprehensive spine surgery and spine care, from initial diagnosis through post-treatment and rehabilitation. We treat all types of back, neck, spine, and spine-related disorders—from the more common to the most complex. We specialize in upper, mid, and lower back pain; spinal deformity; and scoliosis. We also have experts that treat spine fractures, spinal cord injuries, and tumours of the spine.
Advantages: Our team of expert neurosurgeons utilize the latest technology and expertise, ensuring you receive the most effective and current treatments available.
What are the main reasons patients pursue spine surgery?
Spine surgery is a solution for patients whose lumbar (lower back) pain has not responded favourably to conservative treatments. This lower back pain usually occurs during movement, and can radiate down the buttocks to the extremities, causing severe leg pain and immobilization.
How can patients recover most efficiently after spine surgery?
Following spine surgery, patients should forego lifting heavy objects and bending over for several weeks or months. This precautionary measure allows the spine to heal without experiencing excessive stress. Physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises will likely be prescribed by a physical therapist following the procedure. These exercises help support the spine by strengthening the supporting muscles and ligaments. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can help alleviate inflammatory pain, as well.
When can I return to normal activities?
The speed with which patients can return to normal activities varies considerably with the type of spinal surgery. After most surgeries, patients resume normal activities within 4 – 6 weeks.