Minimally invasive treatment options for myelopathy
Myelopathy is described as a condition in the spinal cord that is often a result of compression from trauma or degeneration. This condition can result in debilitating pain, numbness, tingling and weakness, so it is important to address the symptoms before they worsen. Laser Spine Institute offers several surgical treatment options for myelopathy. Although not every patient will require an operation, our minimally invasive procedures that are highlighted below are an effective option for patients who turn to surgery to alleviate the pressure caused by their chronic conditions.
Advantages of our minimally invasive procedures
The minimally invasive spinal surgeries we perform at Laser Spine Institute are:
- Performed on an outpatient basis, which does not require a hospital stay^ compared to traditional open spine surgery, which may require patients to stay in the hospital for 2 to 5 days
- Completed through a less than 1-inch incision, that spares muscles and uses a camera to project real-time images of the surgical site during the procedure
- Rated at a recommendation score of 97 out of 100 and have a satisfaction score of 96^
- Known for shorter recovery periods compared to traditional open neck or back procedures^
Learn more about myelopathy treatment options
Contact our dedicated team today so we can evaluate the best treatment option for your myelopathy. Our minimally invasive procedures are designed to help create additional room in the spinal column, alleviating the pressure on the compressed spinal cord. As a result, they are often able to provide more meaningful results than conservative treatments like pain medication or physical therapy, which only temporarily minimize the symptoms of myelopathy. Eighty-one percent of our patients are able to return to work within just three months of their surgeries.^
Ask for your no-cost MRI review* to see if you are a candidate for our minimally invasive spine surgery.