As a spine surgeon, I strive to use the most advanced technology and methods when performing surgeries. By using these advancements, spine surgery has become less invasive with quicker and better recovery.
The traditional way of spinal surgery involves cutting the large back muscles. Once your muscle has been cut, it never grows back! Instead of reforming as muscle, it becomes scar and your back never quite moves the same again. Most pain after surgery comes from when muscle is cut; whether it’s the immediate pain you are feeling, or the continuing pain over your recovery. Fortunately, there are better ways to do spinal surgery! One of the major breakthrough techniques is muscle spreading.
Muscle spreading allow spine surgeons to perform the same types of procedures, but without cutting valuable muscle. During surgery we are now able to move muscles out of the way, and access the spinal discs without creating incisions within the muscles. This means an easier recovery, and faster return to pain free living!
Remember, not all spine surgery is the same. By having our Spinal Specialists at Virginia Spine Institute develop, implement, and use the most advanced technology and latest surgical techniques, we are able to get you back to your pain free life better than ever before!
Dr. Colin Haines is a board certified spine surgeon and the Director of Research at Virginia Spine Institute. Dr. Haines performed the world’s first combined endoscopic and robot-guided spine surgery. His patient success has earned him a national feature on The Today Show and WebMD, and Top Doctor recognition in consecutive years. Learn more about Dr. Haines.