28 Jun Preventing & Treating Balance Issues after Spine Surgery
We take for granted our body’s ability to balance. Our bodies are constantly working to maintain balance when we’re exercising, walking, standing, and even sitting. When something throws you off balance, it can impact every aspect of your daily life. This patient education article will discuss the potential balance issues that can arise after a minimally invasive spinal procedure, and what to do if you experience these problems.
Causes of Balance Issues
Balance issues like vertigo are typically caused by issues in the inner ear. However, other factors can impact your ability to maintain balance as well. Nerve damage that originates in the spine and causes numbness in the extremities can cause a person to lose their footing. Degenerative discs can also destabilize the spine and throw a person off-balance.
Preventing & Treating Balance Problems
If you are experiencing balance difficulties after a spine procedure, the first step is determining the cause of the issue. The issue may be entirely unrelated to the surgery and stem from the inner ear, in which case treatment options will address the ear directly. But if the balance issues are nerve-related and a direct result of surgery, a different treatment approach will be necessary.
Perhaps the best thing you can do to prevent any issues resulting from your spinal surgery is to make sure you have an experienced doctor, and an advanced minimally invasive procedure.
Inspired Spine has developed the most minimally invasive spinal procedures available. These surgeries allow the surgeon to perform the required procedure in less time and with less interaction with the spine’s surrounding structures (nerves, ligaments, muscles). This results in lower risk of balance and other nerve issues after a procedure, and ensures the patient will have the fastest possible recovery. Learn more about the Inspired OLLIF and Inspired MIS-DTIF or find out if you are a good candidate for these procedures by contacting us today. You can also use our tool on this site to find a surgeon near you who performs Inspired Spine procedures.