Laser Spine Institute treatment options for a prolapsed disc

A disc is prolapsed when the soft center between the vertebral bodies moves into the spinal column, causing pressure on the related nerve. This can often irritate the nerve and cause symptoms including pain, numbness, tingling or weakness and in urgent cases, bowel or bladder dysfunction may occur.

We offer many different treatment options for a prolapsed disc at Laser Spine Institute. Depending on your specific condition, your overall health and other possible contributing factors, our physicians might recommend various techniques to alleviate pain stemming from this debilitating condition. We’ll be glad to determine if you are a possible candidate for our minimally invasive spine surgery and guide you to the right treatment plan for your spinal health.

At Laser Spine Institute, we have a patient recommendation rate of 97 out of 100^ due to the fact that our procedures have minimal risk for postsurgical complications and have been performed thousands of times each year. Read the information below to determine if a minimally invasive spine surgery is the best treatment method for you.

Prolapsed disc treatments

Prior to considering a surgical method for your prolapsed disc, your physician may suggest a variety of conservative treatments such as pain medications, muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections or physical therapy.

If these conservative methods do not provide you with relief of your symptoms, we offer a variety of surgical procedures for a prolapsed disc, including:

  • Discectomy. careful removal of part of a herniated intervertebral disc to alleviate nerve compression.
  • Laminotomy/foraminotomy. A procedure designed to increase the space within the spinal canal or foramen if the disc, ligament or bone material is compressing a spinal nerve.
  • Minimally invasive stabilization. A treatment designed to stabilize a deteriorated segment of the spine, which occurs in severe cases.

The outpatient procedures offered at Laser Spine Institute are a safer and effective alternative to traditional open back procedures.^ Our surgeries require a less than 1-inch incision and muscle tissue is spared by spreading muscles in order to limit tissue damage. This style of surgery also reduces the likelihood of painful excess scar tissue formation, infection and other complications that are commonly associated with more invasive open back surgeries.

Learn more about prolapsed disc surgeries

If you would like to receive more information about the treatment options we offer for a prolapsed disc at Laser Spine Institute, contact us today and request a no-cost MRI review.*