Laser Spine Institute treatment options for degenerative disc disease
Laser Spine Institute offers many different treatment options for patients diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. Our highly skilled team specializes in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery, which is a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery in many ways.^ If you are considering undergoing surgery as a means of addressing your chronic neck or back pain, contact Laser Spine Institute to learn how we can help.
How does Laser Spine Institute address degenerative disc disease?
More often than not, the pain and other symptoms of degenerative disc disease can be successfully managed with a series of conservative techniques. However, for a select segment of the population, this approach proves insufficient and surgery may be considered to alleviate symptoms and ensure the stability of the spinal column.
At Laser Spine Institute, we offer many different treatments that are designed to address degenerative disc disease. Specifically, the symptoms that are most commonly associated with this condition, such as chronic neck and back pain, are frequently traced to the presence of nerve compression as a result of spinal deterioration. A herniated or bulging disc, for example, can come in contact with the spinal cord or nearby nerve infrastructure, which causes problems.
We help address this nerve compression with:
- Discectomies — which is the removal of herniated or bulging disc material
- Foraminotomies — which is the removal of small amounts of bone in the foramen
- Laminotomies — which is the removal of a segment of the lamina
- Minimally invasive stabilization — which is the fusion of a deteriorated segment of the spinal column
What are the benefits of minimally invasive degenerative disc disease surgery?
While each procedure that we offer varies in its approach, they are all minimally invasive in nature and performed on an outpatient basis. Because we don’t require a large incision and muscle is pushed aside rather than cut, we are able to reduce the risk of complications, earning us a patient recommendation score of 97 out of 100.^
Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck or back pain. To learn more about the procedures we offer to treat degenerative disc disease, reach out to us today. Through a free review of your recent MRI report or CT scan* we can determine if you are a potential candidate for our outpatient surgery.