Back & Spine Surgery Specialists Serving Boston, MA & Surrounding Areas
With surgical centers situated across the country in Tampa, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City and Scottsdale, Laser Spine Institute is here to help if you are considering spine surgery in Boston, Massachusetts 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 endoscopic procedures that are available as an alternative to open spine surgery. Our safe and effective procedures, offered at our four regional surgical centers, are designed to alleviate 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.
A number of degenerative spine conditions may eventually require the attention of an orthopedic 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 weaken, the facet joints that interconnect adjacent vertebrae become arthritic, soft tissue becomes 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. 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 and hardware. 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 doctors are at the forefront of a different type of orthopedic procedure. Rather than remove the entire disc and permanently fuse the vertebrae together, we accomplish nerve decompression with the assistance of laser technology. Our procedures are done 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 rediscover their lives without neck or back pain.