Surgery for neuralgia
- Risk Factors
Occasionally, surgery for neuralgia is recommended when a patient has not found sufficient pain relief from conservative, nonsurgical treatments. While most hope for relief from nerve pain — or neuralgia — without resorting to surgical treatment, there are times when it becomes the best option for pain relief for many degenerative spine conditions. If weeks and months of conservative options have not allowed you to return to normal functioning, your doctor may begin to discuss surgical options with you.
Many patients are anxious about the prospect of spine surgery for neuralgia because of the highly invasive nature of most procedures. However, it is important to know that a traditional open spine surgery is not always your only option. Before consenting to undergo surgery, contact Laser Spine Institute to learn about the numerous benefits of our minimally invasive decompression procedures.
Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery
The decision to undergo surgery for neuralgia related to a degenerative spine condition like a herniated disc or a bone spur is a serious one that can impact your life. Although there are risks and complications that come along with a traditional open spine procedure, patients dealing with chronic pain consider it because they want to get back to regular activities — even simple ones like cooking dinner or mowing the lawn.
Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, having helped more than 75,000 patients get their lives back at our comfortable outpatient centers across the United States. Our procedures are an alternative to traditional open back surgery, offering benefits to our patients like the following:
- Our procedures are performed on an outpatient basis.
- Postoperative rehabilitation is reduced and patients can expect to be back to regular activities in a fraction of the time associated with open neck or back surgery.^
- Our procedures only require a small incision (usually less than one inch in length), so the risk for postoperative complications such as painful scar tissue buildup is minimal.
- We offer minimally invasive stabilization procedures as an alternative to traditional open fusion procedures.
To learn more and see if you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery at Laser Spine Institute, contact our Care Team today for your no-cost MRI review.*