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 trained team of medical experts specializes in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery, which is an effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery in many key ways. If you are considering undergoing surgery as a means of addressing your chronic neck or back pain, Laser Spine Institute might be able to 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 non-surgical, 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 – the removal of herniated or bulging disc material
- Foraminotomies – the removal of small amounts of bone in the foramen
- Laminotomies – the removal of a segment of the lamina
- Minimally invasive stabilization – the fusion of a deteriorated segment of the spinal column
What are the benefits?
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. For instance, the infection rate for our approach is only 0.49 percent percent,^ where traditional spine fusions have up to a 19 percent infection rate — and this is just one example. It’s no wonder why our procedures have a patient recommendation score of 97 out of 100.^ To learn more about the procedures we offer to treat degenerative disc disease, contact us and request a review of your recent MRI report or CT scan