Spine Surgery Specialist

Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC

Orthopedic Surgery Practice located in Saint Clair Shores, Shelby Township & Romeo, MI

To address chronic pain from spine-related conditions, the skilled surgical team at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC, with offices in St. Clair Shores and Shelby Township, Michigan, offers the latest techniques in spine surgery. You can expect comprehensive care before, during, and after your surgery to protect the health of your spine and ensure you heal fully. If you have chronic pain from conditions like arthritis or sciatica, schedule a spine surgery consultation online now or call the office nearest you to book an appointment.

Spine Surgery Q & A

Why do I need spine surgery?

Spine surgery is typically a last resort treatment for chronic pain. Your Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC provider may refer you for surgery if non-surgical treatments aren’t enough to address your condition.

Common conditions that require spine surgery include:

  • Sciatica
  • Arthritis
  • Spondylosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Cervical radiculopathy

Degenerative conditions that cause chronic neck pain or low back pain may also require surgery to help you achieve long-term pain relief.

To determine if you’re a good candidate for spine surgery, your Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC doctor performs a full evaluation of your personal and family health history and your existing condition. 

They may recommend other non-surgical treatments, including physical therapy, before referring you for surgery.

You may also benefit from treatment with regenerative medicine, like stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which stimulates the growth of new, healthy tissue to repair damage from the inside out.

What’s involved in spine surgery?

The experienced surgical team at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery to address the root cause of your pain or disability.

Minimally invasive surgical techniques require only small incisions to access damaged areas of the spine. Your surgeon uses special surgical tools to make necessary repairs or remove damaged vertebrae or the cushioning gel-like discs that support your spine.

Your Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC surgeon inserts a scope through a small incision that contains a light and a tiny camera. This camera sends real-time images of the inner structures of your spine to an external camera. Your surgeon watches this monitor to make repairs, ensuring they have a close-up view of the treatment area and can perform surgery with a higher level of precision.

Some conditions may not be right for minimally invasive procedures, and your surgeon may need to use open surgical techniques to achieve the best outcome.

How long does it take to recover from spine surgery?

Everyone recovers from spine surgery at their own pace. Your Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC doctor discusses what to expect after surgery during your initial consultation.

Because minimally invasive techniques require smaller incisions and less trauma to the body than traditional surgery, you can expect a shorter stay in the hospital and a faster recovery time.

Depending on the type of surgery you have and your progress in healing following surgery, you may return to your usual activities gradually. Physical therapy may be necessary to speed up your recovery and strengthen the muscles that support your spine.

Your Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC surgeon monitors your healing through follow-up appointments. They provide pain management services and guidance for home care to prevent complications and get you back to your routine as quickly as possible.

Find out if you’re a candidate for spine surgery by calling the office today or by requesting a consultation at Associated Orthopedists of Detroit PC online now.