Bulging disc surgery might have been recommended by your physician recently. If your physician suggested surgery as a possible treatment for your bulging disc, he or she is likely referring to traditional open spine disc surgery. Traditional open back surgeries for the treatment of bulging discs and other spinal conditions typically require hospital admission and large incisions. Furthermore, traditional disc surgery requires a long recuperation time.
Laser Spine Institute has a minimally invasive, outpatient, laser-assisted bulging disc surgery approach that can alleviate the symptoms of a bulging disc and typically leave the patient relieved of the painful symptoms.
This laser spine procedure will remove the portion of the extruding or bulging disc that is pressing against a nerve causing the symptoms. By partially removing or shrinking the bulging disc with a laser, we can decompress the spinal cord or nerve root that is being impinged. At this point, extra disc material is extracted from the body and bulging disc symptoms generally are relieved.
Once our minimally invasive bulging disc surgery is complete, the patient (with a companion) is free to go after one to two hours of monitoring. We generally encourage patients to take a long walk the afternoon or evening of their procedure. The patient then returns the following day for a postoperative visit to get clearance from the physician to continue recovering at home.
Years ago, bulging disc surgery often ended with long, painful recovery times and an uncertainty of success. Laser Spine Institute has perfected minimally invasive procedures and now, on average, treatment of a bulging disc can be accomplished and patients are back to their normal activities within two weeks. Read more about Laser Spine Institute’s amazing minimally invasive procedures and realize just how easy it is for you to find relief from neck and back pain.
Although sometimes you might feel like you are alone in your struggles, you aren’t. Take a moment and read a few of our previous patient testimonials and see what kind of an impact Laser Spine Institute has had on people’s lives.
Although we strive to provide you with as much information as you need, each case is unique and comes with its own concerns. The physicians at Laser Spine Institute have put together a bulging disc FAQ page to help ensure that all your questions are answered. If you still have not found the answers for your questions, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist you.