Other procedures for the treatment of spine conditions
In recent years, a number of minimally invasive spine procedures have been performed as an alternative to traditional open back surgeries. At Laser Spine Institute, our team of surgeons performs a range of minimally invasive spine surgery to help relieve neck and back pain. These procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and have shorter recovery periods^ compared to traditional open back surgery.
We want to help you make an informed choice about your care by providing information about the full range of treatment options. As you research other procedures that are available for the treatment of neck and back pain, feel free to contact our caring and dedicated team to learn more about your condition and the options that may be available to you.
What other procedures can treat spine conditions?
There are other types of procedures that aim to relieve neck or back pain while avoiding the risks and difficulties of traditional open spine surgery:
- Epidural steroid injection. This is a nonsurgical procedure that involves the injection of a numbing agent and a corticosteroid into the area of the spine that is the source of symptoms. Although not a permanent solution, this can reduce pain and inflammation enough to allow patients to undergo physical therapy and other options that may lead to long-term relief.
- Nucleoplasty. This procedure, also called a percutaneous discectomy, involves the use of a needle and imaging equipment to remove part of a damaged spinal disc that is causing nerve compression. Nucleoplasty does involve risk of complication in part because the person administering the procedure does not have a full view of the area of the spine being treated. It is also only effective for certain disc conditions and spinal locations.
Minimally invasive outpatient procedures at Laser Spine Institute
To learn more about the advantages of the minimally invasive spine surgery provided at Laser Spine Institute, reach out to us today. Since 2005 we have been able to help more than 75,000 patients at our state-of-the-art centers across the United States.
We are pleased to offer a no-cost MRI or CT scan review* to determine if you may be a candidate for one of our procedures.