Synergy Health Partners

Motion Sparing Spinal Surgery

Advanced motion-preserving spinal surgery for a pain-free, active lifestyle.

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What is Motion Sparing Spinal Surgery?

Motion sparing spinal surgery, also known as motion preservation surgery, is a specialized surgical approach designed to maintain the natural movement and flexibility of the spine while addressing spinal conditions. Unlike traditional spinal fusion surgery, which permanently fuses vertebrae together and restricts motion, motion sparing techniques aim to treat spinal issues without compromising the spine’s range of motion. At Synergy Health Partners in Metro Detroit, our team of expert spine surgeons is committed to providing advanced, minimally invasive solutions to enhance your spinal health and overall quality of life.

Types of Motion Sparing Spinal Surgery

  • Artificial Disc Replacement: Replacing a damaged spinal disc with an artificial disc to preserve movement between vertebrae.
  • Dynamic Stabilization: Using flexible devices to stabilize the spine while allowing natural movement.
  • Interspinous Process Decompression: Implanting a device between the spinous processes to relieve pressure on spinal nerves while maintaining motion.

Objectives of Motion Sparing Spinal Surgery

  • Preservation of Spinal Mobility: Maintaining natural spinal movement to support an active lifestyle.
  • Pain Relief: Alleviating chronic pain caused by conditions such as disc degeneration, herniated discs, or spinal stenosis.
  • Improved Function: Enhancing the patient’s ability to perform daily activities with greater ease and comfort.
  • Minimally Invasive: Utilizing techniques that minimize tissue damage, reduce recovery time, and improve surgical outcomes.

Surgical Techniques Used

  • Artificial Disc Replacement: Inserting an artificial disc made of metal and plastic to replace a damaged disc, maintaining flexibility and movement.
  • Dynamic Stabilization Systems: Installing flexible rods or bands to support the spine without restricting motion.
  • Interspinous Process Decompression Devices: Placing small spacers between the bones of the spine to create more space for nerves, reducing pain and maintaining motion.

Conditions Treated with Motion Sparing Spinal Surgery

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Chronic back pain

If you or a loved one is suffering from spinal conditions and seeking a solution that preserves natural movement, contact Synergy Health Partners in Metro Detroit to schedule a consultation with our expert spine surgeons. Our goal is to provide effective, innovative, and compassionate care to help you achieve a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Your Trusted Back, Neck, and Spine Specialists in Michigan

Our team employs advanced diagnostic techniques to identify the root causes of your neck, back, and spine discomfort. Using a combination of targeted injection therapies, physical therapy, specialized bracing, and minimally invasive spine surgery, we aim to optimize your recovery and enhance your quality of life. If you’re ready to alleviate your chronic back, neck, and spine pain, schedule an appointment with one of our back, neck, and spine specialists today!