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Spinal Surgery

Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery -  - Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic Spine Surgery located in Elko, NV

Spinal surgery can treat a wide range of conditions affecting the structures in your back, and you may be able to shorten your recovery time with minimally invasive options. At Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Justin Dazley, MD, and his team perform spinal surgery when non-surgical treatments can’t relieve your symptoms. To learn more about available surgical methods and approaches, call Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery or book an appointment online today.

Spinal Surgery Q & A

What is spinal surgery?

Spinal surgery is an invasive treatment approach for complications involving the structures in your spine. All of the nerves in your body meet at your spine, where they join your spinal cord, so issues affecting your spine can cause symptoms throughout your limbs and other unexpected areas. 

Non-invasive treatments are typically the first approach for spinal injuries and conditions. However, the team at Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery might recommend spinal surgery if your symptoms persist beyond those treatments or if they’re associated with structural issues in your spine.

Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery offers both open surgery and minimally invasive options. Minimally invasive options can significantly reduce your recovery time and cause fewer complications. 

What are some common types of spinal surgery?

Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery offers many of the most common types of spinal surgery to correct issues related to musculoskeletal injuries and some degenerative conditions. A few of the most common spinal surgeries are:

Spinal fusion

Spinal fusion is a surgery to connect two vertebrae. It can treat conditions that arise or worsen when the vertebrae rub against each other. 

Total disc replacement

Total disc replacement is a surgery for herniated or degenerative discs. The team removes the damaged disc and replaces it with an artificial device. 

Lumbar decompression surgery

Lumbar decompression surgery, also called a laminectomy, is a surgery to treat spinal stenosis, which occurs when your spinal column narrows and places pressure on the nerves within. The team relieves pressure from the nerves by removing bone spurs and other structures, causing the narrowing. 


Vertebroplasty is a spinal surgery to repair compression fractures on your vertebrae.

What can spinal surgery treat?

Spinal surgery, either open or minimally invasive, can treat a wide range of spinal conditions causing pain, numbness, and other uncomfortable symptoms when various structures or areas of inflammation compress the nerves near your spine. The team at Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery might recommend spinal surgery to treat:

  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis 
  • Degenerative disc disease

Conditions like these might come with few or no symptoms, or they might cause a lot of pain and other complications like sleep problems or immobility. The team might recommend surgery alongside other treatments like pain relief medications and physical therapy. 

For more information about spinal surgery at Frontier Spine & Orthopaedic Surgery, book a consultation by phone or online today.