Neo TrueNorth Hospitals
Neo TrueNorth

Understanding Spinal Cord Stabilization:

Spinal cord stabilization is a surgical procedure designed to restore stability to the spinal column and prevent further damage to the spinal cord. This procedure is often recommended for patients with spinal instability caused by trauma, degenerative conditions, tumors, or spinal deformities.

Types of Procedures:

At Neo TrueNorth, we offer a range of spinal stabilization procedures tailored to each patient’s unique condition:

  • Spinal Fusion: Fusion surgery involves joining two or more vertebrae together using bone grafts, implants, or biological substances to promote bone growth and stability.
  • Instrumentation: Instrumentation such as screws, rods, plates, or cages may be used to stabilize the spine and support the fusion process.
  • Dynamic Stabilization: Dynamic stabilization techniques aim to preserve spinal motion while providing stability, often used in conditions like degenerative disc disease or spinal stenosis.

Indications for Surgery:

Spinal cord stabilization may be recommended for patients experiencing:

  • Spinal instability due to trauma, fractures, or degenerative conditions.
  • Progressive neurological deficits such as weakness, numbness, or difficulty walking.
  • Chronic pain and loss of function that has not responded to conservative treatments.

The Surgical Procedure:

Our skilled surgical team performs spinal cord stabilization procedures with meticulous attention to detail and patient safety:

  • Preoperative Evaluation: Thorough assessment including imaging studies and neurological evaluation to determine the extent and nature of spinal instability.
  • Anesthesia: Administration of appropriate anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and safety during the procedure.
  • Surgical Approach: Surgical incision followed by careful placement of implants, bone grafts, or other stabilizing materials to restore spinal alignment and stability.
  • Closure: Closure of the incision with sutures or staples and application of a sterile dressing to promote healing.

Postoperative Care:

Following surgery, patients receive comprehensive care and support to facilitate recovery and optimize outcomes:

  • Monitoring: Close monitoring in the recovery room and hospitalization as needed to monitor neurological status and postoperative complications.
  • Pain Management: Administration of pain medications to alleviate discomfort and promote comfort during the recovery period.
  • Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation program tailored to each patient’s needs to regain strength, mobility, and function.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments to monitor progress, assess fusion status, and address any concerns.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your Spinal Cord Stabilization:

  • Specialized Expertise: Our team of board-certified spine surgeons specializes in spinal stabilization procedures, providing expert care and personalized treatment plans.
  • Advanced Technology: Neo TrueNorth is equipped with state-of-the-art surgical facilities and imaging technology to ensure precise diagnosis and optimal treatment outcomes.
  • Compassionate Care: We prioritize patient comfort and well-being, offering comprehensive support throughout the treatment journey and beyond.

At Neo TrueNorth, we are dedicated to restoring spinal stability, preserving neurological function, and improving quality of life for our patients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our spinal cord stabilization services.

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