Prolapsed disc surgery
Prolapsed disc surgery is typically seen as a last resort for patients who have not responded to conservative treatments like medication and physical therapy. Normally offered as an elective procedure, disc surgery is used to manage neck pain, back pain and related symptoms that have been caused by a spinal disc that has herniated or ruptured. However, traditional open neck and back surgeries are highly invasive and come with risks and difficulties.
Traditional open spine prolapsed disc surgery
Before electing to undergo a disc surgery, you should make sure that you are comfortable with the decision and that you are well informed on the specific risks of the procedure. It’s important to understand that traditional open back prolapsed disc surgery has a number of 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
By better understanding the full range of treatment options available, such as the minimally invasive spine surgery performed at Laser Spine Institute, you can give yourself a better chance of finding lasting relief and getting back to the life you’ve been missing.
The minimally invasive alternative
At Laser Spine Institute, we offer minimally invasive spine surgery as a safer and effective alternative^ to traditional open neck and back surgery. Our outpatient procedures are conducted with the assistance of state-of-the-art technology, helping to relieve pain without many of the risks typically associated with spine surgery. These outpatient procedures are performed through a small incision, sparing the muscles from excessive cutting or tearing.
Advantages of Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgery:
- No lengthy recovery^
- Patient satisfaction score of 96^
- Board-certified surgeons+
- Less than 1-inch incision
- Outpatient procedure
We offer minimally invasive decompression procedures as well as minimally invasive stabilizations that are an alternative to traditional fusion surgery. This is typically recommended in cases where a severely damaged disc needs to be completely removed.
To learn more about minimally invasive disc surgery, contact Laser Spine Institute today for your no-cost MRI review* to help find out if you are a candidate for one of our procedures.