Health in Focus: Back Pain

The back is one of the most common body parts to get injured—possibly because it’s so critical to movement in the body.

Dr. Jay Jagannathan, with Jagannathan Neurosurgery, explains the causes and treatments for most average aches and pains. This week’s Health in Focus subject is one of the most common: back pain.

Sometimes back pain isn’t serious and can heal up on its own, but sometimes it can require physical therapy, steroids or surgery.
Jagannathan says minimally invasive spine surgery could be an option for some people.

Conditions Treated

  • Herniated Disk
  • Spinal Stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal)
  • Spinal Instability
  • Fractured Vertebra
  • Removal of Tumors
  • Certain Types of Infections

But what is minimally invasive spine surgery?

It’s a combination of advances in imaging and surgical magnification, resulting in smaller incisions and less damage to tissue during surgery.

This technique can have less post-operative pain and bleeding, often making hospital stays shorter, and fusions and non-fusions can be done using minimally invasive techniques.

Are you a candidate for a Minimally Invasive Procedure?

Pre-operative imaging like MRI tests are usually needed to determine if this technique is an option.

Try non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy and steroid injections if needed.

Watch the video above to meet a patient Dr. Jay Jagannathan operated on and to hear how she is doing now.

For more health information, contact Jagannathan Neurosurgery for neurosurgery, neurology and interventional pain management.

Northern Michigan: 989-701-2538

Upper Peninsula: 906-253-1341

Southeast Michigan: 248-792-6527

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