Coccygectomy is the removal coccyx and sacro-coccygeal joint and very few patients with Coccydynia end up having surgery.
Facet Joint Denervation
This procedure is also called Rhizolysis, Radiofrequency Facet Denervation and Radiofrequency Neurotomy.
Pars Defect Repair
A pars defect is a small break or fracture in the bone that connects the facet joints and they can become separated.
The bones within the spinal column may become weaker and collapse, creating a spinal compression fracture. Kyphoplasty may be used to treat this type of fracture in the spine.
Lumbar decompression can be used to help with symptoms of spinal stenosis.
When a slipped disc occurs a lumbar discectomy may be performed.
Fusion means joining two bones together in a solid manner, thus preventing future movement between the bones.
Spinal injections are performed as a treatment, to reduce pain and inflammation within the spine, as a well as a diagnostic tool to confirm a suspected cause of the symptoms, thus allowing appropriate planning of further treatment.
Sacro-iliac joint fusion
Recently a technique allowing decompression of the nerves by indirect means has been established. The X-stop is an interspinous distraction device which relives pressure without requiring exposure of the nerves during surgery.
An MRI or Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan can give a very clear picture of the structure of the spine, there by allowing your surgeon to look at the nerves, bones and soft tissues of your spine.
Heat, ultrasound and massage, plus information on exercises and how to move and how to build up your neck muscles long-term in order to help best maintain the strength of your spine.
Risks and Complications
With any form of surgery there may be complications. Serious complications are rare, but your surgeon should discuss these potential problems with you prior to you deciding if you wish to proceed with surgery.