Back Surgery for Residents of DeKalb, IL
Back surgery is often complex, and it is almost always elective. If you’ve decided that surgery is your next step, you’ll want to feel completely confident in your surgeon. You can count on having a high level of confidence when you place your care into the highly skilled hands of the fellowship-trained neuro/spine surgeon at Midwest Orthopaedic Institute in DeKalb, IL. Focusing exclusively on health issues affecting the neck and back, our spine surgeon is widely known and respected for his surgical expertise.
As skilled and experienced as our neuro/spine surgeon is, our philosophy is to recommend back surgery only as a last resort. This means that we generally advise our patients to consider surgical intervention only after any appropriate nonsurgical treatments have already been tried, and only if an operation is likely to help. Our team is committed to helping anyone who has a spinal issue, regardless of whether it is rare or routine, using the most conservative approach that is likely to be effective.
With that said, we understand that people come to MOI’s spine center in DeKalb, Illinois, because they are in pain and ready to find a solution. That’s why we aim to see them as promptly as possible – our patients never have to wait weeks for an appointment. By using our extensive skills in diagnosing, educating, and treating our patients, and performing the latest back surgery techniques when appropriate, we help them to achieve better spine function and health.
For patients who have not achieved sufficient results with conservative treatments, MOI offers several types of back surgery to address a variety spinal conditions, including:
- Bulging and herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis
- Degenerative scoliosis
- Vertebral fractures
There is still much to be learned about the causes of back pain, and there are some situations in which it is not possible to pinpoint the precise source of a patient’s discomfort. We believe that this type of “non-specific” back pain is usually best treated with conservative methods like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), pain medications, physical therapy, and spinal injections. Recent studies show that back surgery performed to address non-specific pain does not reliably improve its symptoms.
At Midwest Orthopaedic Institute, our top priority is patient safety. Just as we will never rush you into back surgery, we will never rush you if you have questions or concerns at any time before, during, or after your treatment. If you’d like to learn more, contact us to schedule an appointment with an orthopaedic spine specialist at our office in DeKalb, IL.