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Collapsed Disc Surgery


Collapsed Disc Surgery

An individual who is a candidate for collapsed disc surgery has a number of options to consider before undergoing any procedure. All too often, a patient will consent to a painful, invasive open neck or back surgery when a minimally invasive procedure may offer better results without the trauma, lengthy rehabilitation or high risks typically associated with major surgery.

A collapsed disc occurs when the walls of one of the spongy, shock absorbent intervertebral discs in the spine weakens or deteriorates over time. As a result of this degeneration (either as a result of aging or injury), the disc may protrude from its normal resting place between the spinal vertebrae and irritate, impinge or pinch a nearby nerve root – causing pain or other neurological symptoms. A collapsed disc also may become dry and thin, eventually allowing the surrounding vertebrae to rub together and form bone spurs. In many cases, these conditions can go completely undetected, or the symptoms are easily managed with conservative, non-surgical treatment.

In the event that the patient’s symptoms are debilitating or growing worse, collapsed disc surgery becomes an option. At Laser Spine Institute, we are at the forefront of the field of orthopedic surgery known as endoscopic spine surgery. Minimally invasive collapsed and compressed disc surgery has a number of benefits, making it an appealing choice for many patients experiencing neck and back pain, including:

  • Procedures are minimally invasive and are performed on an outpatient basis
  • Endoscopic procedures are computer-assisted for unmatched precision
  • State-of-the-art lasers are used to help decompress nerves
  • Rehabilitation and recovery are much shorter than with traditional open back surgery
  • And much more

To learn more about Laser Spine Institute’s alternatives to traditional open back collapsed disc surgery, and for a free review of your MRI or CT scan, contact Laser Spine Institute today.

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