If your back hurts, you’re not alone! More than 86 million Americans suffer from back pain – and one third of all adult Americans have experienced back pain in the last thirty days. Back pain is also the number one reason why people stay home from work and the number two reason for hospitalization!

The good news for those suffering from pack pain is that the field of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) continues to grow. Through use of state-of-the-art technology including lasers, endoscopes, and computer-assisted navigation systems, MISS allows for procedures to be done on an out-patient basis with less scarring and a faster recovery time.

Additional benefits of MISS include:

Are you a candidate for MISS?
Of course, only your physician can determine if you’re a good candidate for MISS. Generally speaking, however, following are some of the conditions that could mean that MISS may help you:

While these symptoms may not be indicative of the need for MISS (or even traditional surgery), it’s important to see a specialist about chronic back pain to determine if MISS is right for you!

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