Boston, MA


Back and spine surgery specialists serving Boston, MA and surrounding areas

With surgery centers situated across the country, Laser Spine Institute is here to help if you are considering spine surgery and live in Boston, Mass., or anywhere else in the U.S. or across the globe. You owe it to yourself to contact Laser Spine Institute to learn about minimally invasive procedures that are available as a more effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery. Our outpatient procedures, offered at our regional surgery centers, are designed to address many of the most common sources of prolonged, chronic neck and back pain without requiring dissection, hospitalization and lengthy rehabilitation. Using state-of-the-art instruments, the spine surgeons at Laser Spine Institute pinpoint the location of painful nerve compression and make the necessary adjustments quickly, thoroughly and precisely.

Causes

A number of degenerative spine conditions may eventually require the attention of a surgeon, but it is important to remember that in most cases, spine surgery is considered a last resort when all other conservative treatments have failed. Some of the most common causes of neck and back pain include:

  • Failed back surgery syndrome
  • Bone spurs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Facet disease

Spine deterioration is a natural part of aging and is largely unavoidable. As we grow older, the intervertebral discs that cushion the spine can weaken, the facet joints that interconnect adjacent vertebrae can become arthritic, soft tissue can become inflamed and bone spurs can develop. Yet, despite this deterioration, most people will never know that this is happening; only when the deterioration leads to nerve compression in the spinal column do symptoms present. The goal of spine surgery, then, is to remove these sources of nerve compression before the nerve becomes permanently damaged. Traditional open back surgery is completed by a spine surgeon who may perform a procedure known as a spine fusion, where the entire intervertebral disc is removed and the vertebrae are fused together with bone grafts. The resulting loss of flexibility at that level of the spine is designed to preclude future pain.

Minimally invasive treatment from spine specialists

At Laser Spine Institute, our spine surgeons are at the forefront of a different type of orthopedic procedure. Rather than using a large, open incision that requires a longer recovery period, our minimally invasive procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and require limited rehabilitation. Contact us today to learn how Laser Spine Institute may help people in the greater Boston area find relief from neck or back pain.