A recent article released by Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery of Texas noted that some people may already need cervical spine surgery without knowing it. —
The article highlights the signs that may be indicative of a spinal injury, such as limited movement of the neck, shoulders, and arms, limited feeling in these areas and numbness, which should never be ignored. Read full article here.
“If these symptoms are present without the patient having experienced a traumatic incident such as a sports injury, car accident or blow to the head, the condition may already need cervical spine surgery.”
Spinal injuries can also be the result of injuries sustained through everyday activities such as sleeping in the wrong position, poor posture and even repetitive motion injuries that are the result of performing the same movement over and over again. If these symptoms are experienced, a visit to a nearby cervical spine surgery clinic is recommended. If left untreated, a spinal injury may result in difficulty in breathing, paralysis and eventually, death.
Dr. Scott Kutz, head neurosurgeon of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery of Texas, commented on the risks of traditional surgery:
“Traditional procedures usually involve making a long incision to expose the spine for surgery. This is risky since they increase the risk of infection, and involve a longer recovery period.
Minimally invasive spinal surgery reduces these risks by using specialized instruments to make smaller incisions. These allow the surgeon to access the affected area without the need for bigger incisions that move bones and muscles around and increase the risk of further injury.”
These minimally invasive procedures are supplemented by other advanced medical equipment, which results in less damage to the skin and muscles, less trauma to the body, less blood loss, and reduced pain. It also shortens recovery times.
The manage of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery of Texas release this statement in conjunction with Dr. Kutz’s earlier comment:
“There is also less risk of complications from spinal surgery. Complications from traditional approaches include excessive bleeding, permanent nerve damage, paralysis infection, blood clots, excessive bleeding, chronic neck pain and pseudarthrosis (when there is a fractured bone that has failed to heal properly).
Patients also need to stay in the hospital for shorter periods. Traditional open spine surgery usually requires an average of three to five days of hospital stay. Minimally invasive spinal surgery can cut this to an average of one to two days. Some procedures may even be performed on an outpatient basis.”
Dr. Kutz specializes in minimally invasive spinal procedures. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon whose areas of specialization include treating spinal conditions such as herniated disks, degenerative disk disease, spinal stenosis, and spinal tumors. His innovative surgical techniques have helped scores of patients to permanently recover from lower back pain and other back and spinal injuries.
Dr. Kutz’s clinic, Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery of Texas, is located in 5425 W Spring Creek, Pkwy Suite 133, Plano TX. His office hours are from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Those interested can get in touch with them at 972-244-3491.
To learn more about minimally invasive spinal surgery and how it can help make recovery from spinal injuries more, just visit their website here.
Patients can book an appointment by filling up a fill-in form on the site.
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Name: Dr. Scott C. Kutz
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Organization: Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery of Texas
Address: 5425 West Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 133, Plano, TX 75024
Phone: (972) 244-3491
Release ID: 88934651