Motion-Sparing Techniques

Motion-sparing techniques gives the best of both traditional and fusion surgery by relieving pressure on the spinal cord and preserving your range of motion without fusion. Traditionally, surgeons treated conditions that put pressure on the spinal cord and related nerves with fusion surgery, which merges the vertebrae causing your problem to relieve pain and pressure, but also restricts ability to move. In motion-sparing techniques, pressure on the nerves is released without affecting your range of motion, providing faster return to normal lifestyle, with less restrictions on post-operative activities.

Orange County orthopaedic surgeon Todd Peters, MD have the unique expertise in a new, highly effective surgical technique called motion-sparing spinal surgery, which includes:

Cervical Artificial Disk Replacement
Cervical artificial disk replacement releases the pressure on the nerves in the neck without affecting the range of motion. This procedure offers faster return to normal lifestyle, with fewer restrictions on activities after surgery.

Laminoplasty takes the pressure off the spinal cord caused by cervical spinal stenosis without limiting the ability to turn and move the neck following surgery because there is no fusion. Traditionally, patients with cervical spinal stenosis required more extensive surgeries, requiring multiple levels of the neck to be fused.

Conditions Treated by Motion-Sparing Techniques

  • Back pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Herniated disks
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis

Benefits of Motion-Sparing Techniques

  • Minimally invasive
  • Decompresses pinched spinal nerves or cord
  • Preserves motion range
  • Relieves pain

Orange County orthopaedic surgeon Todd Peters, MD specializes in motion-sparing-techniques in Newport Beach, CA to eliminate pressure on the spinal cord while preserving motion. Call (949) 383-4182 for appointment.