There are many spinal conditions that are treated at Laser Spine Institute. All procedures are uniquely designed and developed to provide patients with the best possible medical care.Endoscopic Procedure Overview
Impairment of a nerve root, usually causing radiating pain, numbness, tingling or muscle weakness that corresponds to a specific nerve root.
RCT (randomized clinical trial):
A study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of a medication or medical device by monitoring the effects on a large group of people. In this type of trial, the subjects are assigned by chance alone to the different treatments, or to a placebo.
RN (Registered Nurse):
A healthcare professional responsible for assisting with the recovery and care of sick patients and maintaining their health.
ROM (range of motion):
Refers to the direction and distance that a joint can move to its full potential. Expressed in degrees, the range of motion can vary from one specific joint to another.
Rheumatoid Arthritis :
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease of certain joints in the body, with the potential to cause inflammation elsewhere in the body.
Also known as a herniated disc, prolapsed disc, or the misleading “slipped” disc, a ruptured disc is a deteriorated intervertebral disc in the spine.
resorption (as in disc resorption):
The process by which the body naturally re-absorbs inner disc material that has extruded through a tear in the outer disc wall – a herniated disc. The immune system releases white blood cells to break down and absorb the gel-like inner disc material, allowing the disc wall to heal.
recovery time after surgery:
The period of time after an operation necessary for the full healing process to take place and for the patient to regain strength and resume a normal lifestyle.
Variables associated with an increased risk of developing a certain medical condition.
Individual spine conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with endoscopic spine surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. Some patients may require an experience that exceeds five days and others may require as few as four days. Patients may be required to rest 48 hours post-surgery. These procedures are reserved for those patients medically cleared and scheduled for endoscopic treatment. Paid spokesperson(s) for Laser Spine Institute results may not be typical. Laser Spine Institute requires each surgeon to complete an extensive Laser Spine Institute training program. MRI reviews are preliminary, and some patients' individual medical conditions may require additional testing that Laser Spine Institute will facilitate through a third-party service provider. Diagnostic procedures in Philadelphia, Houston and Oklahoma City are facilitated by Laser Spine Institute through a third-party provider.
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