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San Antonio, TX


Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Specialists Serving the San Antonio area

If you have been told you need neck or back surgery, consider contacting Laser Spine Institute, the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Laser Spine Institute has surgery centers located in Tampa, Fla., Scottsdale, Ariz., Oklahoma City, Philadelphia and Houston. Patients from all over the world travel to visit one of Laser Spine Institute’s state-of-the-art facilities to find relief from chronic neck or back pain.

What is the source of your neck or back pain?

Many things can cause neck and back pain. Some pain stems from a traumatic injury. Sometimes, though, an accident has nothing to do with the pain. As we age, our spine slowly deteriorates. The intervertebral discs shrink and bone spurs develop. Most people never become symptomatic, while others live in excruciating pain. Here are some conditions that can cause neck or back pain:

  • Annular tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylosis
  • Bulging disc
  • Degenerative disc disease

Neck or back pain typically occurs when the spinal cord is pinched. Most types of pain are resolved with some conservative, nonsurgical treatment. Conservative treatment includes low-impact exercises such as walking, yoga and Pilates; physical therapy; chiropractic care and steroidal injections to help ease the pain. Some physicians may suggest taking over-the-counter medications or prescribe prescription-strength pain medications.

Traditional open-back surgery vs. minimally invasive spine surgery

Traditional open-back surgery requires a large five to 10-inch incision along the length of the spine. Surgeons typically cut through muscles and ligaments to access the level of the spine that needs to be repaired. Open-back surgery requires a hospital stay and several months of recovery. Conversely, Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgery is done through a small, 1-inch incision and uses muscle-sparing dilating tubes to gently spread the muscles. 80 percent of Laser Spine Institute patients report returning to work within three months after surgery.

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