Alleviating cervical spine pain without fusion surgery

In years past, if you were experiencing persistent cervical spine pain, fusion was your last good option after more conservative treatments had failed. Yet, because traditional open spine fusion is a major operation with serious potential drawbacks, far too many people were put in the unenviable position of weighing their neck pain against the risks of surgery. Today, however, there are other options known as minimally invasive spine procedures. These outpatient procedures alleviate the same sources of cervical spine pain without the hassle of traditional open spine fusion.

Minimally invasive procedures

Using lasers and state-of-the-art computer technology, orthopedic surgeons are now able to pinpoint the source of neck pain, allowing for a direct path to the problem area. The result is a procedure that is quicker than traditional open spine fusion, far more exact and infinitely easier on the patient. In fact, patients who undergo minimally invasive spine procedures will find they are completed in less time and with quicker recovery periods^ than a traditional open spine fusion.

Minimally invasive procedures can treat a number of neck pain causes, such as:

  • Herniated discs, bulging discs, prolapsed discs and other disc problems
  • Facet disease and other forms of osteoarthritis
  • Bone spurs (also known as osteophytes)
  • Other causes of nerve compression

Spine centers

As the leader in minimally invasive spine procedures, Laser Spine Institute has the facilities, renowned orthopedic surgery staff and experience needed to help you find relief from cervical spine pain. Rather than worry about traditional fusion surgery, contact Laser Spine Institute to learn about our advanced procedures and to request a review of your MRI or CT scan. We’ve helped tens of thousands of people overcome their neck pain; let us do the same for you.

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