Your spine is the most essential part of your body. It plays a significant role in everyday mobility functions and supports the body. However, sometimes, due to injuries, you might require spinal bone surgery (ผ่าตัด กระดูกสันหลัง, which is the term in Thai). Taking an exhaustive professional opinion before getting any surgery is crucial.
Types Of Spinal Surgeries
Spinal surgeries of many types. The type of spinal surgery depends on the treatment sought. A spinal surgery may be required in the following cases:
- Generative Disc Disease
- Herniated Disc Disease
- Vertebral Fractures
Depending upon the type of injury, the orthopedic surgeon may prescribe one of the following surgeries. Let us have a detailed look at each of them.
Lumbar Decompression Surgery
Sometimes, the spinal cord canal narrows down. It affects mobility in day-to-day life. This surgery is performed to decompress the spine and treat the narrowness. The orthopedic surgeon removes excess tissue around the spine that may cause pain and discomfort. By removing the excess tissue, the spinal cord canal wides, which gives a release from pain.
This surgery is done in cases of a spinal disc injury. An orthopedic surgeon decides whether the surgery should be minimally invasive or an open spine surgery.
Herniated Disc Surgery
This surgery occurs when we need to treat a slipped disc in the spine. The herniated disc situation occurs when the gel-like structure, which is present between the vertebrae, the liquid substance is moved towards the outer layer, which puts pressure on the other nerves or, we can say, on the spinal cord.
The effect of this is severe pain, weakness, and other problems. The surgery occurs when physical exercise, medicines, and rest do not affect the condition. The surgery takes place with small instruments, in which a short piece of a herniated disc is removed, putting pressure on it.
Spinal Fusion Surgery
This surgery occurs when there is no stability in the spine and if multiple herniated discs are there. In this surgery, multiple vertebrae are joined with the help of a screen, plates, and other instruments to stabilize the spine.
Discussing all possible options with your orthopedic surgeon before getting surgery is crucial. After your surgery, getting enough rest and physiotherapy sessions is vital to gain your mobility back. If you are experiencing chronic back pain to the point of affecting your standard of living and quality of life, it is high time you visit an orthopedic specialist and get your back examined in depth. We wish you excellent health!