Don’t be scared of spine surgery

Photo courtesy Spectrum Health
Photo courtesy Spectrum Health

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Pain can have a huge impact on your life, but you don’t have to live with it for fear of surgery. Dr. Jason Squires, an orthopedic spine surgeon with Spectrum Health Medical Group, says a lot of back troubles can be fixed with minimally invasive surgery.

Minimally invasive spine surgery was developed to treat disorders of the spine with less disruption to the muscles. It can result in quicker recovery, decrease operative blood loss, and speed patient return to normal function. Surgeons use a tiny endoscope with a camera on the end, which is inserted through a small incision in the skin, to provide an inside view and enable surgical access to the affected area of the spine.

Some of the conditions treated with minimally invasive spine surgery include degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, lumbar spinal stenosis, and vertebral compression fractures.

You can learn more at an informational seminar on Tuesday, June 10. It’s from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville. To register, call (616) 267-2626 or click here for information online.

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