Prolapsed disc surgery
Prolapsed disc surgery is typically seen as a last resort for patients who have not sufficiently responded to conservative, nonsurgical treatments like medication and physical therapy. Normally offered as an elective procedure, disc surgery is used to manage neck pain, back pain and other neurological symptoms that have been caused by an intervertebral disc that has herniated or ruptured. However, traditional open neck and back surgeries have a number of inherent risks that need to be considered.
Before someone elects to undergo any disc surgery, the person needs to make sure that he or she has realistic expectations and has been sufficiently educated on the specific risks of the procedure. All too often, patients consent to prolapsed disc surgeries because surgery seems like the only option — not knowing the full ramifications of that decision or about other surgical alternatives.
This is particularly troublesome because open back prolapsed disc surgery has a number of very real downsides, including:
- Lengthy recovery and rehabilitation
- Potential for failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)
- Higher risk of infection and scar tissue buildup
- Chance of pain transference along adjacent areas of the spine
The minimally invasive alternative
At Laser Spine Institute, we believe the decision to undergo prolapsed disc surgery shouldn’t be made lightly. We educate our patients on all of their options and then offer a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open neck and back surgery. Our outpatient procedures are conducted with the assistance of state-of-the-art technology, helping to alleviate pain without many of the risks typically associated with spine surgery. These outpatient procedures are performed through a small incision, sparing the muscles from being cut or torn.
Advantages of Laser Spine Institute's minimally invasive spine surgery:
- No lengthy recovery§
- 97 percent patient satisfaction
- Board-certified surgeons+
- Less than 1-inch incision
- Outpatient procedure
- 98 percent patient recommendation rate
To learn more about minimally invasive disc surgery and other prolapsed disc treatments, contact Laser Spine Institute today for your MRI review to see if you are a candidate for our surgery.