Understand your options for pinched nerve surgery
Pinched nerve surgery for the neck or back is reserved for patients who experience pain and limited mobility from a pinched nerve and have already tried a full course of nonsurgical treatment methods without success. Learning that you’ll have to resort to surgery to treat your pinched nerve symptoms can be unsettling, but there are different surgical approaches to choose from, giving you the freedom to select the option you feel most comfortable with.
If you have been recommended for pinched nerve surgery by your doctor, it is important for you to review the surgical options available to you. There are many types of spine surgery that can treat pinched nerve symptoms, depending on the cause of the nerve compression. Be sure to research the types of surgery related to your specific spine condition, and then research the variations of that surgery to determine the most beneficial option for you. As you search for the procedure that is best for your needs, we invite you to reach out to the caring team at Laser Spine Institute to learn more about how procedures may be able to help you.
Minimally invasive decompression surgery for a pinched nerve
Minimally invasive spine surgery is an approach that can provide many advantages compared to traditional open spine surgery. Among these benefits are a lower risk of complication and a shorter recovery time^ when compared to traditional procedures.
At Laser Spine Institute, we are the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery and we’ve helped more than 75,000 patients find relief since 2005. When you are researching your pinched nerve surgery options, it’s important to understand there are many types of pinched nerve surgeries that may be recommended depending on your specific condition and pathology. For instance, at Laser Spine Institute, we offer four primary minimally invasive decompression procedures for patients who have been diagnosed with a pinched nerve related to a spine condition. These include:
- Laminotomy. A surgeon carefully removes a portion of the lamina, which is a part of the vertebra that covers the spinal cord.
- Foraminotomy. The foramina are openings between the vertebrae where a nerve root has space to branch off the spinal cord. The procedure allows them to be widened, relieving pressure on the nerve root.
- Discectomy. The portion of a damaged disc irritating the spinal nerve is removed or reduced.
- Facet thermal ablation. The affected nerve ending within a vertebral joint is deadened, inhibiting the body’s ability to detect arthritic pain in the region.
At Laser Spine Institute, we offer the above minimally invasive decompression procedures to treat pinched nerves and other degenerative spinal conditions and we perform these procedures on an outpatient basis. Our minimally invasive pinched nerve surgery involves techniques that offer a smaller incision and less muscle disruption when compared to traditional open back surgeries. Many of our patients begin to see improvement the same day of their surgery.^ We also perform minimally invasive stabilization procedures for patients with more advanced spinal degeneration as an alternative to traditional open spine fusion techniques.
Learn more about our surgeries for a pinched spinal nerve
If you’ve been diagnosed with a pinched nerve and are tired of living with its painful symptoms, it may be time to consider the minimally invasive procedures offered by Laser Spine Institute. Contact us today for a no-cost MRI review to determine if you may be a candidate for one of our procedures.*