Back pain is one of the most common medical problems? The likelihood of any person to experience some type of back problem in their lifetime is about 80%. That’s 4 out of every 5 people!
With more than a decade of experience, Dr. Bae is recognized as a leading orthopedic spine surgeon whose work on spinal decompression has been featured in numerous publications including The Spine Journal, the Official Journal of the North American Spine Society. He has helped countless individuals return to their normal lifestyles thanks to spinal surgeries such as decompression.
Decompression is a surgical procedure performed to alleviate chronic back pain, muscle weakness and/or numbness (often described as a pins-and-needles sensation) in the arms and legs. Depending on your individual symptoms, one or a combination of the following techniques for decompression may be used:
Although decompression is successful in relieving symptoms in 80% of patients – resulting in significant improvement in one’s ability to perform daily activities – each patient, surgery and outcome is unique.
Because we specialize in minimally invasive surgical procedures, most patients will be able to walk within a day or two of surgery and can generally return to their regular routines after three weeks. Medications will be prescribed to help control pain and activities such as driving, housework, heavy lifting, etc. will not be permitted. Therapy will also be recommended to help promote a safe and fast recovery period.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks which can include infection, blood clots and nerve or tissue damage. In order to minimize these risks and improve the chance for a positive outcome, it’s crucial that you work with an experienced, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon.
Are you living with chronic pain that turns simple tasks into lengthy and frustrating experiences? Do you feel a burning sensation when you walk? Is it painful or uncomfortable to sit for long periods of time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be a candidate for spinal decompression surgery.
To see if you are a candidate for spinal decompression surgery, reach out to us today at (310) 828-7757. We’d be more than happy to answer any of your questions and can help you schedule an in-person consultation.