Is your back aching?

You probably take your back for granted—until it starts to hurt. Your back is a part of your body that's in nearly constant use. Whether you're sitting, standing, or moving, your back and its muscles are providing support all day, every day. 

Back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and a common cause of missed work days.

New treatment option

Looking for options to traditional back surgery?

Abrazo Community Health Network’s Abrazo Arrowhead Campus is the only one in Arizona to offer patients a less-invasive surgical option using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance system. 

Based on your CT-scan, your surgeon may be able to use the Renaissance® advanced 3D planning software to plan the optimal surgery customized for your anatomy and diagnosis. Once in the operating room, Renaissance® guides your surgeon precisely to the preplanned anatomical location where intervention is necessary. Renaissance® guides the surgeon’s tools and implants during both open and minimally invasive surgery which may provide greater accuracy when compared to freehand conventional spine surgery. This may result in you having less radiation, fewer complications, less postoperative pain and a faster recovery.  

What is spinal fixation and spinal fusion?

Spinal fixation is the process of two or more vertebrae fixated together and spinal fusion is the process of two or more vertebrae fused together. In both cases, the vertebrae are immobilized to prevent nerve irritation and instability. These processes are used to treat broken vertebra, a spinal deformity, spinal weakness, spinal instability or chronic lower back pain. With spinal fusion, surgeons use a bone graft – extra bone tissue – in conjunction with the body’s natural bone growth processes so that spinal fusion can occur.

Traditionally, surgeons perform this procedure using an “open’’ technique. Open surgery provides a direct line of vision to the vertebra through a long incision which may aid in the process of inserting the implants. Minimally invasive surgery using the Mazor Robotics Renaissance® may allow the surgeon to perform the procedure with minimal incisions and perform precise spinal fusion.

Are you a candidate?

If you are one of the many people who suffer from a debilitating spinal condition such as scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, kyphosis or spondylolisthesis, you may be a candidate for spine surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance®.

Surgical treatment of your spine requires planning and precision. Find a physician who specializes in Mazor Robotics Renaissance ®.  

For more information about Abrazo Arrowhead Campus and Mazor Robotics Renaissance®, call our physician referral service at 1-888-322-7296.