Laser Spine Institute treatment options for bulging disc

When you come to Laser Spine Institute to explore your treatment options for a bulging disc in your neck or back, you can rest assured that our caring team will thoroughly explain your options. We specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery that is designed help relieve the symptoms caused by a bulging disc. Each of these techniques is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery centers on an outpatient basis, with less risk of complication compared to traditional open spine procedures.^ The result is a streamlined patient experience that has helped more than 75,000 people since 2005.

What is a bulging disc?

A bulging disc refers to a spinal disc that is extending out of its normal perimeter in the spinal column. The disc bulge itself is not necessarily symptomatic, but problems can arise if disc material comes in contact with the spinal cord or a nerve root in the surrounding area.

How is a bulging disc treated at Laser Spine Institute?

In most cases, the symptoms of bulging discs respond well to conservative treatment. If, however, you do not find the results you want, surgery might be considered. At Laser Spine Institute, we offer several treatment options for bulging disc problems:

  • Discectomy. Using muscle-sparing techniques, our surgeons carefully remove the portion of the bulging disc that is causing nerve compression to relieve symptoms at the source.
  • Laminotomy or foraminotomy. When a bulging disc compresses surrounding tissues, these procedures may be recommended to open up space in the central spinal canal or nerve root exits.
  • Minimally invasive stabilization. This approach is recommended for advanced cases of disc degeneration where the disc needs to be carefully removed and the affected region of the spine stabilized through fusion. These procedures are an outpatient alternative to traditional open spinal fusions that require overnight hospitalization and a long, often difficult, recovery process.

Reach out to Laser Spine Institute

The entire team at Laser Spine Institute is dedicated to patient-centered care and wants to help you learn about all of the treatment options available to you. To learn if you might be a candidate for one of our minimally invasive procedures, contact us today and request a free review of your MRI or CT scan.*

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