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When to Seek Neurosurgical Spine Care

Surgery may be necessary for some people with chronic back pain, especially when bed rest, medication and other conservative therapies are not effective. Memorial Hermann The Woodlands offers expert care for a wide range of debilitating back problems. Treatment focuses on relieving pain and preserving range of motion, while minimizing surgical trauma and promoting a fast recovery.

“New treatments and technologies are being developed all the time for patients who need spine surgery, ” says Tamara Herschmann, R.N., the hospital’s surgical services director. “We’re committed to keeping pace with these innovations so we can continually offer our patients new options for their care.”

Some of the surgeries include:

  • Minimally invasive spinal
  • Spinal decompression and fusion
  • Spinal tumor
  • Spine trauma

People of All Ages Can Benefit from Surgical Treatments

The elderly are not the only ones who suffer from back pain. Young people, especially those who are very athletic, often have pinched nerves, herniated disks and stress fractures from repetitive activities that put stress on the back. Many conditions get better in time on their own or with conservative measures. But it’s important for young people with any neurological problem to consult an expert, because some untreated conditions can cause permanent damage and interfere with normal development.

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Learn more about back and neck pain with Dr. Geoffrey Pyong Zubay

Learn more about Spine surgery with Dr. Leahy

Call (713) 222.CARE (2273) for a referral to a spine surgeon.

Learn more about neurosciences services at Memorial Hermann The Woodlands