Back & Spine Surgery Specialists Located Regionally Serving Patients From Baltimore, MD
Since his minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute, Robert Wood has a new lease on life. He traveled from his home in Baltimore to find relief from his low back pain at Laser Spine Institute. “The amazing part was the professional people at Laser Spine Institute,” he said. “Their caring demeanor helped me be positive about my whole experience.”
Laser Spine Institute has surgery centers around the nation, and we recognize that chronic neck and back pain impacts thousands of people just like Robert. Whether you’re busy working, playing with the kids, or enjoying an active social life, you don’t want to waste time dealing with neck or back pain. But the unfortunate reality of getting older is that our spinal anatomy begins to deteriorate, which can lead to a number of painful symptoms that don’t always respond to conservative at-home treatments.
If you, like Robert, have reached the end of your rope, Laser Spine Institute is here to assist you in gathering all of the information necessary to make an informed decision regarding your neck or back pain.
The most common causes of neck and back pain are spinal conditions caused by degeneration or the natural aging process. Depending on the location and severity of your condition, a back surgeon can generally address a number of degenerative spine conditions, such as:
• Bulging discs
• Prolapsed discs
• Herniated discs
• Spinal stenosis
• Bone spurs
Spine specialists focus their efforts on ensuring the correct alignment of the spine and reducing stress on the nerve roots and spinal cord in the spinal column. In most cases, this can be accomplished non-surgically, with a steady course of conservative treatments, including pain medication, hot/cold therapy, and low-impact exercises. Back surgery is only considered when several weeks or months of noninvasive treatments have proven ineffective.
There are numerous types of spine doctors who specialize in a variety of procedures. At Laser Spine Institute, our internationally renowned team of orthopedic surgeons is at the forefront of the exciting field of minimally invasive surgery.
Our more effective outpatient procedures are designed to address spine degeneration and accomplish nerve decompression without requiring hospitalization. In fact, many of the procedures offered at Laser Spine Institute are completed in as little as an hour and will only require nominal postoperative recovery. Unlike open spine surgery, which requires several months of rehabilitation, our patients can expect to return to their normal routine in days or weeks, not months or years.
If you are considering spine surgery to manage your neck or back pain, contact Laser Spine Institute to schedule a consultation with a spine surgeon. We believe in educating our patients about their condition, procedure, and recovery, and we will take the time to fully answer all of your questions. Call for more information and to request a complimentary review of your MRI or CT scan.