Ultimately, your surgeon will decide together with you what the best treatment for your back problems is. He or she will propose a specific surgical technique to help resolve your back problems. Below we shall discuss some of these techniques with, in each case, a short description of the diagnosis, an X-ray image and a short description of the surgical technique, sometimes supplemented by an animation or a compilation of actual surgical images.

The type of surgical technique selected depends on the purpose and goal of the procedure, as indicated in the following overview:

What is the goal of the procedure?