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What is the Recovery Time for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

What is the Recovery Time for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

The prospect of getting any kind of surgery can be daunting, even when hearing it is “minimally invasive procedure.” Spine surgery, specifically, can cause patients serious trepidation. The good news is, minimally invasive spinal surgery can effectively address your back pain without the complications of traditional open spine surgery. Here, we will discuss the different elements of this type of procedure and answer your questions about the recovery time for minimally


When Spinal Fusion Is Necessary: Understanding Your Surgery

When Spinal Fusion Is Necessary: Understanding Your Surgery

If you are suffering from severe back pain, the experts at Texas Spine Center know that finding the key to pain relief is very important to you. Your pain management and recovery are also important to us, and being aware of your treatment options is the first step in living without back pain. In this article, you will learn about “Spinal Fusion Surgery,” a method neurosurgeons sometimes use to alleviate the discomfort of back pain sufferers. You will learn when spinal fusion is necessary, how the fusion procedure works, and who qualifies for the treatment so you can determine if spinal fusion surgery is right for you.


Dr. Shah Siddiqi and Texas Spine Center Debuts on Living Magazine

Dr. Shah Siddiqi and Texas Spine Center Debuts on Living Magazine

Texas Spine Center is honored to receive recognition in this month’s healthcare issue for Living Magazine. The article highlights the overall mission of Dr. Shah Siddiqi and the wonderful staff at Texas Spine Center to help patients improve chronic back pain and other related conditions.


Neurosurgeon vs. Orthopedic Surgeon for Spine Surgery

Neurosurgeon vs. Orthopedic Surgeon for Spine Surgery

A common question that patients considering spine surgery ask themselves is, who would be better: a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic spine surgeon? While neurosurgeons have been considered the primary physicians for spine surgery, spinal operations have evolved throughout the years, giving both neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons the ability to specialize in this surgical procedure. However, if both surgeons are equally qualified, is there a difference between the two? Yes, there is, and while they are both capable of performing successful spinal surgeries, understanding the key differences between a neurosurgeon vs. an orthopedic surgeon can help you decide which option is better for you.


What Happens if I Bend After Spinal Fusion Surgery?

What Happens if I Bend After Spinal Fusion Surgery?

Our backs are the part of our bodies that allow us to perform nearly all daily activities. From walking and dancing to bathing and just putting on a pair of pants, the healthier our back is, the easier it is to go about our business as usual. And, if you’re wondering What happens if I bend after spinal fusion surgery? it's important to follow all medical advice during the recovery process to ensure that we heal as quickly and completely as possible.


Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Types of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

There are various types of minimally invasive spine surgery that are available as alternatives to traditional spinal surgeries while offering equal results with less overall burden on the patient. These surgeries are performed using smaller incisions than traditional spinal surgeries, reducing risks of infection and blood loss and ultimately leading to faster recovery times.


Spine Surgery Recovery During COVID-19

Spine Surgery Recovery During COVID-19

Recovering from surgery—especially spine surgery, which has a much more restrictive recovery process than others—can be intimidating enough on its own. Adding onto that the concerns born from being in a hospital environment during a pandemic can feel outright daunting....


What Happens When You Need Disc Replacement Surgery?

What Happens When You Need Disc Replacement Surgery?

The spine is one of the most influential bone structures in the human body, with a series of vertebrae separated by discs that allow the spine to twist and bend without causing damaging friction between vertebrae. When the discs become worn down or damaged through injury or natural disc degeneration, however, the vertebrae affected by the damaged disc (and the nerves surrounding them) are at risk. When this happens, your doctor may recommend disc replacement surgery to improve your pain levels and overall quality of life.