If your back pain is caused by pressure on a disc somewhere in your spine, a minimally invasive procedure such as a laminectomy or discectomy can be very effective treatment options. Join ONS Neurosurgeon, Dr. Amory Fiore, as he explains the difference between the two surgeries and what will determine if one of them is right for you. Q & A. Free.
Spinal Fusion is used to treat spinal instability and alleviate chronic mechanical back pain but many people are unsure of what spinal fusion actually does. The following video explains how the procedure secures vertebrae together so they permanently “fuse,” thereby restoring stability to the spine. When abnormal movement between vertebrae is eliminated, pain is relieved. Spinal fusion performed by ONS neurosurgeons at Greenwich Hospital is frequently with minimally invasive techniques through small incisions.