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
A class or course in body mechanics, proper lifting techniques and
back care aimed at prevention of back pain.
A growth factor that triggers the formation of new bone or cartilage. Sometimes BMP is used in lieu of a bone graft in spinal fusion surgeries.
When missing or damaged portions of bone are replaced with bone from a natural, synthetic, or artificial source. A bone graft is used in a spinal fusion procedure to stimulate osteogenesis (new bone growth) so that fusion can occur.
bone growth stimulator:
An electrical device used to induce the growth of new bone after a spinal fusion surgery. A stimulator can be implanted at the surgical site or worn externally.
Bone spurs are small and rounded or knobby growths of bone that accumulate in or around joints or where connective tissues (such as ligaments or tendons) and bones meet.
Occurs when an intervertebral disc - a tough yet spongy oval-shaped structure that is located between two vertebrae - weakens and loses its natural shape, causing it to protrude outside its normal boundary.
Treatment for back conditions that entails one or more incisions so that a surgeon can access the spine, typically with the goal of diagnosing, removing, and/or repairing injured vertebrae, intervertebral discs, muscles, ligaments, etc.
bones of the spine:
Also called vertebrae (or singular, vertebra). The bones of the spine are stacked to create a column-like structure that protects the spinal cord and allows our body to perform a variety of movements.
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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