There have been numerous advancements in spine surgery over recent years, but robotic technology has been one of the most significant improvements. Since its development, the experienced team of surgeons at NJ Spine and Wellness have become experts in using robotic spine surgery techniques to optimize accuracy in a range of surgeries for chronic back pain.
Robotic spine surgery is a state-of-the-art technology that enhances the NJ Spine and Wellness team’s accuracy and dexterity. This procedure involves advanced imaging technology, including virtual images from CT or computed tomography scans, which create a detailed representation of your spine.
The scans – along with information about your bone quality and intended surgical outcome – form the basis of your surgical plan. The plan then goes into the robot’s computer, enabling your surgeon to visualize your anatomy more accurately while also providing a template for the robot to use.
Robotic spine surgery is particularly useful at treating the following:
- Spinal stenosis
- Vertebral fractures
- Complex revisions
- Herniated discs
- Spinal fusion
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal decompression
For most spinal conditions, conservative methods such as chiropractic care, physical therapy, and medications are often effective in reducing pain and improving mobility. For patients who are still in pain, NJ Spine and Wellness also offers advanced minimally invasive interventional treatments, including:
- Steroid injections
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Spinal cord stimulation
- Nerve blocks
If your back pain persists despite a comprehensive treatment program, robotic spine surgery may be right for you. If you are a candidate for robotic spine surgery, the procedure takes place under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep for the entirety of the surgery. Once you are under anesthesia, your surgeon makes small incisions for the specialized instruments to enter the spine, using a live camera feed to view the interior of the structures.
Although surgeons cannot perform every type of spinal surgery using this method, technology in this field is advancing every day. To find out more about robotic spine surgery and if you may be a candidate, call NJ Spine and Wellness today or request an appointment online below.