Spine Surgery Specialist

Winchester Orthopaedic Associates, Ltd.

Orthopaedic Surgeons & Physical Therapists located in Winchester, VA & Ranson, WV

Your spine plays a critical role in protecting your central nervous system, so a healthy spine translates to optimal cellular function throughout your entire body. That’s why the the talented team of medical professionals at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates practice the most advanced techniques in back surgery, including minimally invasive procedures. If damage to your spine is causing severe pain, numbness, or weakness that doesn’t respond to treatment, it may be time to consider spine surgery. Call or click online to schedule an appointment at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates today.

Spine Surgery Q & A

What is spine surgery?

Spine surgery may help relieve severe pain, numbness, or weakness due to a range of different back problems. The medical team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates use spine surgery as the final option only after more conservative treatments, like medication and physical therapy, fail to improve your condition.

If you do need spine surgery, your surgeon will carefully examine your condition and recommend the least invasive procedure possible. The team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates offers the following spine procedures:

  • Total disc replacement (cervical/lumbar)
  • Spinal fusion (cervical/lumbar)
  • Disc extensions
  • Decompression
  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Pain pumps
  • Electrical spinal cord stimulators for pain management
  • Balloon-assisted vertebroplasty

What are the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery?

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a continually evolving field, and the team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates is always learning new techniques to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

While traditional, open surgery requires an incision of about four to six inches along your spine, minimally invasive methods utilize specialized instruments and viewing techniques that allow your surgeon to make a much smaller incision.

Minimally invasive procedures offer the following advantages:

  • Smaller scar
  • Less disturbance to nearby tissues
  • Faster recovery time
  • Less pain
  • Reduced risk of infection

Not everyone is a good candidate for minimally invasive surgery. The team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates carefully evaluates your condition to determine whether this type of surgery is right for you.

Common procedures that use minimally invasive techniques include spinal fusion and discectomy surgeries.

When would I need spine surgery?

Spine surgery is never the first line of treatment and typically follows more conservative approaches to relieving your symptoms, such as physical therapy or spinal stimulation. The team at Winchester Orthopaedic Associates may recommend spine surgery if they can pinpoint the exact source of your pain and think you’re a good candidate.

Spine surgery may relieve debilitating symptoms associated with several back conditions, including:

  • Spinal trauma
  • Spine fractures
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal infection
  • Tumors
  • Degenerative disc disease

If you suffer from extreme back pain that negatively affects your life, call Winchester Orthopaedic Associates or book an appointment online today.

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