Options for minimally invasive pinched nerve surgery performed by Laser Spine Institute
Surgery is typically the last resort for treating pinched nerves, which are caused by an out-of-place spinal component. The appropriate type of surgery for you depends on which part of your spine is affected. When you’re investigating your options for spinal pinched nerve treatment, consider the outpatient procedures offered by Laser Spine Institute, which has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from chronic neck or back pain.
In most cases, conservative treatments such as completing physical therapy, taking pain medication or adhering to an exercise routine can manage your symptoms. However, if you’re one of the rare patients who hasn’t found relief through these methods within several weeks or months, it may be beneficial to reach out to Laser Spine Institute and receive a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you are a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery.
A laminotomy involves the removal of part of the bony roof of a vertebra. This gives the components of the spine, such as the spinal cord, more space and it can eliminate troublesome compression on a nerve. At Laser Spine Institute, this minimally invasive procedure is performed by our board-certified surgeons+ when bone spurs, herniated discs or bulging discs place pressure on neighboring nerves.
A foraminotomy involves the widening of the opening in between two vertebrae. The procedure is designed to clean out the canal through which nerve roots pass from the spinal cord to affect the rest of the body. Sometimes, these passages can become narrower — a condition called foraminal stenosis. This condition can lead to a pinched nerve. However, by eliminating any extraneous tissue, our surgeons can relieve the pinched nerve symptoms.
Discectomy and spinal fusion
A discectomy is a process by which our surgeons remove part of a bulging or herniated disc. Sometimes, these discs pinch surrounding nerves, so taking a small piece of the disc out can put an end to the associated symptoms. In more severe cases that require the removal of the entire disc, the procedure is coupled with a minimally invasive stabilization surgery to grow two vertebrae together and close the gap left by the removed disc.
Learn more about minimally invasive spine surgery
At Laser Spine Institute our surgeons use a small muscle-sparing incision for these procedures in order to alleviate symptoms while resulting in a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery.^ To learn more about the procedures offered by Laser Spine Institute, contact us today. We are here to help guide you through your journey to wellness.