Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (MIS TLIF) can provide instant relief to back pain and restore function.
Spine surgery is often needed to address disc degeneration. When a disc space collapses and no longer provides cushioning, it causes deformity to the adjacent functional discs. The force of gravity becomes more destructive, enabling increased wear and tear, arthritis, osteophytes, stenosis, and pain. Many treatment methods relieve pain temporarily but fail to target the underlying problem.
MIS TLIF surgery addresses the root cause of the pain. For example, rather than simply unpinching a pinched nerve, MIS TLIF addresses the issue of why the nerve was pinched in the first place. The procedure can restore disc space height, strengthen a weak joint, and restore spinal alignment. MIS TLIF results in long-term pain relief because the overall spinal function is improved.
MIS TLIF is helpful for patients with Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD), Adjacent Segment Degeneration (ASD), or Adult Spinal Deformity, and spinal instability. It is challenging to perform the surgery through a tube smaller than your index finger, but using a microscope for brain surgery enables the surgeon to hone micro spine surgery skills. This allows the surgeon to handle the nerves and spinal cord more delicately.
See firsthand how MIS TLIF corrects the root cause of the problem by repairing degenerative discs, thus restoring the natural alignment of the spine.
“I could not have made a better choice of neurosurgeon to resolve my problem. Since the surgery, I have been making steady progress, and as of now I can walk farther and farther each day. Thank you again!” – Robert
Outcomes from MIS TLIF differ from person to person, based on numerous factors, including age, severity of pathology, and other issues. That said, most patients experience freedom from pain with renewed motion, strength and flexibility.