Laser Spine Institute located in Tampa, Florida, helps patients from Kissimmee, Florida
Ever since his minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute, Richard J., from Kissimmee, Florida, has been telling everyone about his experience. Richard traveled to our first-class outpatient surgery center for his lumbar procedure. “The entire staff was professional and friendly. The doctor and surgical staff was great and made me feel comfortable,” he said.
If you’re experiencing chronic pain like Richard was, look to the spine experts at Laser Spine Institute. At our surgery center in Tampa, Florida, and our other locations nationwide, you’ll find the most respected and intensively trained surgeons in the field of orthopedic spine surgery. A surgeon should be someone you trust, both in terms of medical expertise and personal care. The good news is that in addition to specializing in state-of-the-art minimally invasive neck and back procedures, Laser Spine Institute is known for our personalized patient care and ethical, courteous staff.
Learning about your condition
You don’t need a surgeon to tell you that the discomfort of spine pain can have debilitating effects on your daily life. Because the spine is such a fragile, complex mechanism, small injuries or areas of deterioration can give rise to extremely painful symptoms, many of which are a result of degenerative disc disease, a condition that progresses as we age.
Basically, each spinal vertebra is separated by a cartilaginous piece of padding. With time, these pads, called intervertebral discs, wear out and can extrude their inner material into the spinal canal (herniated disc), or they can stay intact but press beyond their normal perimeters (bulging disc).
Any abnormality in the spine can cause compression on the surrounding spinal nerves. A surgeon will try to reduce this compression because it is the most common cause of pain in the neck and back. Spinal nerve compression can happen in any region of the spine, and symptoms can include:
- Cervical spine- upper neck and back region; trouble moving your head and neck; pain that travels from your neck through your shoulders and arms, tingling in the hands
- Thoracic spine- middle back region; pain that seems to surround your rib cage; trouble twisting from side to side; discomfort surrounding your sternum
- Lumbar spine- lower back region; trouble bending forward and backward; pain that begins in your lower back and radiates down through your buttocks and legs; numbness and muscle weakness
Contact our experts today
If you have spoken with your primary care physician about similar symptoms, and you have found a conservative course of non-invasive treatment to be ineffective, it may be time to consult a surgeon. In the past, a patient might have been forced to undergo risky traditional open spine surgery, but today there are new alternatives.
Our skilled and caring professionals will assist you in obtaining a review of your most recent MRI or CT scan, as well as offer you additional information to answer all of your questions and concerns. Contact us today to start your journey to getting your life back.