Am I a Candidate for Laser Spine Surgery?

Candidacy Overview by Dr. Michael Perry

If you experience pain or numbness that persists or worsens after options have been exhausted as far as prescription medication and/or conservative treatments, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery.

Candidacy Overview by Dr. Michael Perry

The questions below are based on complaints that many of our patients have experienced.

  • Do you lean over the grocery cart for support while shopping?
  • When you visit a shopping mall, have you already located every chair and resting area?
  • Is it difficult to stand or walk for long periods of time?
  • Is back pain affecting your personal and social life?
  • Do you have pain in your back or tingling and numbness in your extremities?
  • Have you tried conventional treatments for neck or back pain, such as massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture, or chiropractic care, but with no relief?
  • Are you in a pain management program?
  • Has your physician recommended back surgery?
  • Have you had open back surgery but are still experiencing pain?
  • Has your physician told you that you're not a candidate for open back surgery?

Take the next step to rediscovering a life without pain

To find out if you are a candidate for Laser Spine Institute's minimally invasive procedures, submit your information.

One of our Spine Care Consultants will contact you at the time and manner in which you request, and answer your questions.

Next, you will provide us a copy of your MRI or CT scan, along with the written report, so that we can review them to determine if you're a candidate for surgery.

A Spine Care Consultant will then call you to discuss your condition and the minimally invasive procedure that we initially recommend. The final determination will occur during your in-person evaluation. Your MRI or CT scan review and your discussion with our Spine Care Consultant is to determine if you are a candidate for one of our procedures.