SurgeryIndividuals who suffer from debilitating back pain or a cumbersome lack of mobility can rejoice. Major strides are being made in clinical trials, investigation, and development of devices in the realm of spine motion preservation. Devices that can more organically replace spinal components and entire spinal regions are popping up in trials and have already hit the market.

These surgery alternatives are changing the way bearers of diagnoses such as lumbar stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis are seeing treatment. Many individuals have been experiencing life-interrupting back pain, and significant immobility for years. These individuals may have been trying to remedy their pain and suffering with ineffective non-narcotic medications or dicey narcotics, painful and temporary injection solutions, tiring physical therapy, and a never-ending wrestling match with heating pads and ice. These patients are finding themselves frustrated, standing at the threshold of surgery.

However, surgery is a major undertaking. For patients that decide to embark on the surgery journey, spine motion preservation devices can be an upgrade in surgery compared to the traditional vertebral fusion surgery. For those who are not quite ready to choose the surgical path, spine motion preservation offers options, on-market and in trial, that are now and will soon be eradicating pain noninvasively.