Laser radiculopathy surgery
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Patients seeking to alleviate the symptoms associated with a compressed or inflamed nerve root should consider laser radiculopathy surgery at Laser Spine Institute. The advanced techniques of our minimally invasive, outpatient procedures can render traditional open back surgery unnecessary.
Radiculopathy, the symptoms of a compressed or inflamed nerve, includes neck and back pain that “travels” along the nerve root to other areas of the body. Muscle weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities results from the other affected nerves. The most common areas of radiculopathy are the upper (cervical) and lower (lumbar) spine, though it can occur anywhere along the spine. Radiculopathy is typically caused by a herniated disc, pinched nerves, bone spurs, spinal stenosis or foraminal stenosis. Fortunately, Laser Spine Institute has a minimally invasive procedure to suit each of these causes.
Advantages of Laser Spine Institute's minimally invasive spine surgery:
- No lengthy recovery^
- Patient satisfaction score of 96^
- Board-certified surgeons+
- Less than 1-inch incision
- Outpatient procedure
- 97 out of 100 patient recommendation rate^
Traditional open back surgery for radiculopathy often requires decompression by removing the entire portion of affected vertebrae and intervertebral discs. However, the procedures performed at Laser Spine Institute focus on removing the smallest portion necessary to free an impinged or pinched nerve root. In addition, during our minimally invasive decompression procedures the surrounding muscles and tissue are spared from being cut or torn. A 1-inch incision is all that is needed to create a sufficient opening to the spine, allowing the surgeon to remove the bone, ligament or tissue that is compressing the nerve.
Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive decompression procedures include:
- Facet thermal ablation
Laser Spine Institute also offers minimally invasive stabilization procedures that utilize similar techniques to remove the affected disc and insert an implant to provide immediate stability and relief from pain. The small incision required offers the same advantages of recovery time as well as a lower infection rate than does traditional open back surgery.
Call now for your MRI review to see if you are a candidate for surgery at Laser Spine Institute. Let our Spine Care Consult Specialist help guide you through your journey to wellness.