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Why Laser Back Treatment Versus Open Spine Surgery?


Laser Back Treatment

Throughout history, new technologies have always run afoul of skeptics. Some people are afraid of progress; some do not welcome the challenges it presents to the things with which they are comfortable. The same is true of laser-assisted back pain treatment.

Laser Spine Institute (LSI) is at the forefront of spine medicine, having become the worldwide leader in laser-assisted endoscopic spine procedures. Our ability to treat numerous common spinal conditions –such as herniated discs, foraminal stenosis, facet disease, and more – without the increased risk, scarring, recovery time, and chance of failure accompanying open spine surgery has made us the leaders in spine pain treatment.

The Facts About Open Spine Surgery

The facts are simple:

  • Traditional open spine surgery is risky, as is the case with any surgery.
  • Open spine surgery creates larger scars. In an endoscopic spine procedure, the surgeon will make an incision that is less than a centimeter long; traditional surgery requires an incision of several inches –which means a larger scar.
  • Open spine surgery requires longer recovery time. Because it is more invasive and involves cutting and suturing of muscle, open spine surgery will result in a hospital stay and a longer period of convalescence before normal activities can resume. An endoscopic procedure will allow the patient to heal much more quickly, and such patients often are able to go home the same day.
  • Open spine surgery does not always work. Approximately 40% of open spine surgery patients will experience little or no long-term relief from their symptoms. Additionally, there is an increased chance that more surgery will be needed. 85% of Laser Spine Institute’s patients report pain relief within three months of their procedures.

Tens of Thousands of Procedures Performed

The bottom line is that the results speak for themselves. At Laser Spine Institute, we have performed tens of thousands of these procedures, and our patients are quickly able to return to the life – and quality of life – that is so important to them.

If your physician has recommended spine surgery, consider Laser Spine Institute. For more information about LSI’s groundbreaking spine procedures, or to schedule a free review of your MRI or CT scan results, contact LSI today.

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