In an ideal world, all spinal issues would be able to be treated with simple, non-surgical options like physical therapy, regular exercise and appropriate medication. Unfortunately, there are many spinal conditions or injuries that may require surgery to properly alleviate chronic pain, prevent further complications or even save the patient’s life.

The good news is that for many spinal conditions there is the option to undergo a minimally invasive surgery, minimizing the number and size of incisions, reducing a variety of risks and post-operative pain and shortening both procedure time and the patient’s recovery period.

Spinal conditions that may be treatable by a minimally invasive procedure include:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Scoliosis and other spinal deformities
  • Spinal infections (osteomyelitis)
  • Spinal instability
  • Spinal tumors
  • Vertebral compression fractures

The type of minimally invasive spinal surgery used to correct a given condition should be determined on a case-by-case basis, starting with an appropriate evaluation and diagnosis followed by a thorough exploration of appropriate surgical options with one’s doctor. If you are in the process of choosing a surgical procedure for your neurological issue(s), it is important to maintain an open line of communication with your doctor(s), and ask any questions you may have. Proper communication and an open mind to various options can help ease the decision-making process. An experienced neurosurgeon like Dr. Neece will be careful to recommend not only the most appropriate procedure to correct the problem at hand, but also to fit the patient’s particular needs and level of fitness. What is best for one individual may carry significantly more risk for another.

Dr. Stephen R. Neece is a board certified neurological surgeon, with a strong education and a history of professionalism and expertise. If you are seeking a spinal surgeon in the Frisco, TX area to perform a minimally invasive procedure, contact our clinic for more information or to make an appointment to discuss your options with Dr. Neece one-on-one.