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Spine Surgery in Portland, OR

Spine Surgery in Portland, ORSurgery on the neck or back should be explored only when other treatments have failed. Surgery can be quite successful when performed for the right reasons. For example, decompression surgery, such as a microdiscectomy for sciatica or a laminectomy for spinal stenosis, often has success rates greater than 85% and can lead to a remarkable improvement in the quality of patients' lives. Fusion surgery in the neck and low back should be considered carefully but can be quite effective, especially in patients with scoliosis or spondylolisthesis. Kyphoplasty is a technique used to stabilize spine fractures; it can provide excellent relief. Disc replacement is an exciting, newer technology that has particularly good results in the neck. All operations should be carefully considered after a thorough talk with Dr. Button.