Though back pain can be debilitating, many sufferers still shy away from spine surgery because of lengthy recovery periods. Fortunately, there is another way—minimally invasive spine surgery. Minimally invasive procedures use smaller incisions, so there is less blood loss, muscle retraction, and tissue damage. The result is less pain after surgery and a much faster recovery. This infographic, created by a New Jersey spine surgeon, explains the benefits of the minimally invasive approach to spine surgery. Anyone living with back pain can benefit from this information, so please share it with your friends and family.