Am I a Candidate for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery?


Minimally invasive spine surgery is a fantastic alternative to traditional spinal operations for a number of reasons. Minimally invasive procedures offer less risk, greater accuracy, and quicker recovery. Dr. Sinicropi will perform your procedure at an outpatient surgery center or an affiliated hospital. Read on to learn if you are a good candidate for minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Procedures

Questions to Ask Yourself

To determine whether or not you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery, begin by asking yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have back pain that prohibits you from doing daily activities or participating in sports?
  • Are you experiencing back or neck pain following a car accident?
  • Have conservative treatments such as physical therapy, chiropractic care or injections failed at relieving your pain?
  • Do you have numbing sensations in your arms, hands, legs, or feet?
  • Do you find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning because of your back or neck pain?
  • Have you already had back or neck surgery and still feel pain?

If you answered yes to any of the above, minimally invasive surgery could be your best avenue to a healthy, pain-free life.

What to do Next?

The next step to find out if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive procedure is to contact our office by filling out our contact form, or giving us a call.

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Dr. Sinicropi will then review your medical history, as well as any previous CT scans, X-rays, or MRIs. If you haven’t had these imaging tests done before, we can order them for you. Based on these tests, Dr. Sinicropi will determine your candidacy for a minimally invasive procedure and set up an appointment to discuss your surgical options.