Apr 8, 2022 | Treatments

A Better Option For Back Pain: Biscup Spine’s Minimally Invasive Spondylolisthesis Surgery Options

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More than 3 million US adults struggle with spondylolisthesis every year. Many of these people may be living with spondylolisthesis-related back pain because they prefer to avoid traditional surgery. Traditional surgery typically requires large incisions, long recovery times, pain following the procedure, and long rehabilitation following the procedure. It’s no wonder patients prefer to avoid this, even when told that it is their only option for relief. Fortunately, there’s a better option for the treatment of Spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive spondylolisthesis surgery provides an option that is safer, easier on the body, and reduces recovery time.

In this article, we’ll be discussing Spondylolisthesis and how Dr. Biscup’s unparalleled expertise and minimally invasive approach have provided many patients with extraordinary outcomes. 

Spondylolisthesis: Background, Causes, and Symptoms

Spondylolisthesis occurs when one of the vertebrae shifts out of place, leading to potentially debilitating back pain. The most common symptom of this condition is a burning sensation in the back, but there are many other symptoms as well:

  • Pain that feels similar to a muscle strain
  • Pain that radiates to the buttocks and back of the thighs
  • Pain that worsens with activity and may improve when resting
  • Muscles spasms
  • Back stiffness
  • Tight hamstrings
  • Trouble standing and walking
  • Pain described as a burning sensation
  • In severe cases, patients may also experience tingling, numbness, or weakness in one or both legs

Minimally Invasive Spondylolisthesis Surgery Options at Biscup Spine

At Biscup Spine, Dr. Biscup’s focus is on providing patients with the least invasive but most effective treatment for their conditions. His approach to spondylolisthesis surgery is no different. Every patient’s specific treatment depends on their unique needs and underlying causes, but Dr. Biscup’s focus is always on treating patients with the most advanced, minimally invasive procedures. There are a variety of reasons why our practice favors a minimally invasive approach, but the following are some of the greatest benefits for our patients:

  • Smaller incisions: Because the incisions are much smaller than what is used in traditional surgery, patients have better cosmetic results once fully healed and can recover significantly faster. This also contributes to minimal blood loss and trauma to the body during these procedures. In addition to this, smaller incisions require only spinal or local anesthesia, making it much safer for older patients.
  • Minimal tissue and muscle disturbance: Minimally invasive procedures require less disturbance of tissue and bone around the spine, which is better for the back, reduces the risk of complications, and contributes to quick recovery times.
  • Less Invasive, Faster Recovery: Smaller incisions and less disturbance of muscle and tissues also reduce the patient’s risk of infection, postoperative pain or discomfort, need for post-operative rehabilitation, and reliance on pain medication after surgery.

Minimally invasive procedures are an extremely valuable option for patients whose conditions require surgical treatment. Unfortunately, some of these procedures are not typically offered by physicians and hospitals. This is due to the fact that, although these procedures are easier on patients’ bodies, they are very technically demanding for surgeons to perform. Dr. Biscup is one of few surgeons with the skills and experience required to successfully perform these advanced procedures. He has received extensive training and is frequently called upon to teach his skills to others. When you come to Biscup Spine to partner with Dr. Biscup, he will not only perform your procedure but will guide you through the pre- and post-operative process as well.

Get Cutting Edge Spondylolisthesis Treatment at Florida’s Premier Spine Institute

Minimally invasive spondylolisthesis surgery provides great benefits for patients and is why Dr. Biscup has been able to consistently provide his patients with exceptional outcomes. Thanks to these techniques, our patients experience a smoother and quicker recovery and typically have few to no mobility limitations once fully recovered.

At Biscup Spine, our team will provide you with a custom-tailored and comprehensive treatment plan that will be most effective in treating your specific condition. Spondylolisthesis is a common problem, but our practice understands that every patient’s condition is unique.

If you’re currently living with spondylolisthesis and are failing to get relief from your current treatment or have all but given up on finding relief, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-533-7313 or contact us online today. Our goal is to deliver the best outcome possible for the relief of your back pain and we pride ourselves on our proven ability to do so. We look forward to partnering with you on your successful journey to better health!