Spinal deformity are those medical conditions of the spine that do not just cause debilitating pain to the patient but also impact the overall quality of his life by making it impossible for him to continue his daily activities in a normal manner.
The most common spine deformity conditions include:
- Kyphosis -Hunching of the back that is caused by the excessive curvature of the spine
- Scoliosis – When the lateral part of the spine is abnormally curvated
- Spondylolisthesis -When the anterior part of the vertebra is displaced in relation to the vertebrae below
- Idiopathic Scoliosis – A condition where the spine is curved form side to side
Spinal Deformity Surgery
Most of the time, doctors do not prefer surgery as a mode of treatment for most of the spinal conditions. However, when spinal deformity is as severe as kyphosis or scoliosis and is untreatable through conservative treatment, then surgery is the only option that one can choose. However, back pain surgery is a complex as well as serious procedure; this is why careful consideration as well as evaluation must be done before surgery and attention must be paid to factors like:
- Medical condition
- Nature and severity of the deformity
- Level of support or rehabilitation during the lengthy recovery period
Type of minimally invasive back operations done for spinal deformities:
Recovering from Minimally Invasive Surgery
Recovering from minimally invasive surgery requires a much shorter time period as compared to other traditional open surgery. The patient also suffers from less postoperative pain after these types of surgical procedures. Most of the time the patient is discharged the same day of the operation or he may be kept under observation for 2-3 days.