Bone spur surgery and minimally invasive alternatives

Many patients suffering from the pain of bone spurs can find relief through conservative nonsurgical methods of treatment such as physical therapy, medication and lifestyle changes. While these types of treatment are often effective, some people may require a surgical treatment to find pain relief.

If you are dealing with bone spur symptoms and have not found relief from conservative treatment, your doctor or spine specialist may recommend spine surgery. Before committing to traditional open back surgery for bone spur relief, you should research the benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute. Laser Spine Institute offers minimally invasive procedures that are a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery.^

Traditional open spine surgery for bone spur treatment

In the past, bone spur surgery required a large incision, lengthy hospital stays and a long recovery period. This highly invasive approach to open back surgery came with many difficulties related to the large incision and muscle tearing that is required to reach the spine. This makes patients who undergo traditional open spine surgery susceptible to a number of complications, including:

  • Infection
  • Bone graft rejection
  • Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS), which is the continuation or worsening of symptoms following surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery for bone spur treatment

Thanks to state-of-the-art medical technology, patients can now choose to undergo a minimally invasive procedure rather than traditional open spine bone spur surgery. During a minimally invasive procedure, a small incision is made in the neck or back. The surgeon then removes the portion of the bone spur that has come into contact with the spinal nerve root or spinal cord. This allows the pinched nerve to be released without altering the stability of the spine.

Because of our minimally invasive approach to the spine, our patients can experience a shorter recovery time and lower risk of complication than patients who choose traditional open back surgery.^ Since 2005, we’ve been able to help more than 75,000 patients at our state-of-the-art outpatient centers across the United States. Contact us to learn more.

We are happy to offer a free MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.