Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida, is committed to treating patients from Orlando, Florida
When considering back surgery, having the best care is of the utmost importance. That is why Sherry H., from Orlando, Florida, traveled to Laser Spine Institute to find relief from her back pain. “The people were knowledgeable and professional, from the greeter all the way to the surgeon,” she said. “You can’t go anywhere else to get your consultation and follow-through like the procedure done here. The personal contact is great.”
If you live with chronic neck or back pain, like Sherry was, Laser Spine Institute is here to help by introducing you to the minimally invasive procedures that are performed at our conveniently located surgery centers.
Spine surgery is a serious decision that you might consider when neck and back pain threatens to decrease your daily quality of life, though it is always best to consider surgical procedures only after a course of nonsurgical, conservative treatment — such as physical therapy, medication and steroid injections — has not had the desired effect.
Treatment for degenerative conditions
The spine is such an integral part of the body that we sometimes forget how much we depend on its health. It is comprised of vertebrae, discs, facet joints, muscles, ligaments and tendons — at the center of which is the spinal cord. As we age, our spinal discs and the surrounding joints begin to deteriorate. Spine surgery is often aimed at addressing conditions that result from this deterioration and may involve cleaning and removing degenerating components in order to decompress the surrounding nerves.
There are a variety of degenerative conditions that may be treated with spine surgery, including:
- Herniated disc — a disc that has torn open and extruded its inner fluid into the spinal canal
- Bulging disc — a disc that has not torn open but has weakened and pushed beyond its normal perimeters into the spinal canal
- Spinal stenosis — a narrowing of the spinal canal, often as a result of a herniated disc or bulging disc
- Bone spurs — smooth growths of bone that occur as a result of a weakened or arthritic spine
- Osteoarthritis — degeneration of the facet joints
Take the next step on your path to relief
When these conditions press on the spinal cord or a nerve root, they can cause symptoms such as weakness, loss of feeling, a pins-and-needles sensation, radiating pain, muscle spasms and reduced mobility. If you decide that spine surgery is the right choice for you, Laser Spine Institute can give you more information on our minimally invasive outpatient procedures
Contact us today for a free MRI review* over the phone. This is the first step in determining if you are a candidate for our procedures. Remember, spine pain does not have to be a way of life. Laser Spine Institute’s talented staff is waiting to talk to you about minimally invasive spine surgery.