What are the benefits of treatment at a comprehensive spine center?
A comprehensive spine surgery center is a facility that can perform medical imaging tests, such as an MRI or CT scan, physical evaluations and other preoperative procedures in addition to providing surgery.
These centers are also solely devoted to spine care. Unlike hospitals, which deal with all forms of illness, injury and disease, care providers at a spine surgery center dedicate their professional expertise to patients dealing with symptoms of spine conditions. These centers provide highly specialized care for people whose lives have been negatively affected by chronic neck or back pain so they can get back to the people and activities they love.
Surgical advances in spine care
One of the main benefits of a comprehensive spine center focused on spine care is that the surgeons and researchers can better stay at the forefront of medical advancement.
In the past, surgical treatment for conditions such as degenerative disc disease meant a highly invasive traditional open back surgery that required an overnight hospital stay, lengthy recovery and a relatively high risk of complication. Today, many patients who are diagnosed with spinal nerve compression have an alternative in the form of procedures that take a minimally invasive approach to accessing the spine.
At Laser Spine Institute, we’ve positioned ourselves as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Since 2005, we’ve helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain. People across the United States and around the world have found relief from a wide variety of spinal conditions, including:
- Osteoarthritis (facet disease)
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Bone spurs
- Degenerative disc disease
Visit your doctor first
While a comprehensive spine center like Laser Spine Institute is often the clinically appropriate first choice over traditional open spine surgery,^ conservative treatment should always be fully explored first. For many patients, a course of options such as rest, hot/cold therapy, medication, physical therapy, massage and spinal injections allow for a return to normal comfortable activity.
However, if you have attempted weeks and months of conservative treatment without finding lasting relief, contact Laser Spine Institute today to learn more about the treatments we offer at our comprehensive outpatient spine centers. Our dedicated team can help you receive a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.