Spondylosis — Laser Spine Institute treatment options
Spondylosis surgery can be effective for treating debilitating neck and back pain, but it is usually considered a last resort. Generally, surgical intervention is recommended only after a patient attempts several weeks or months of conservative treatment, but continues to experience symptoms that negatively affect his or her quality of life. If you’re in this situation, you might want to consider Laser Spine Institute’s treatment options for spondylosis. Our minimally invasive, outpatient procedures are often the clinically appropriate first choice and offer many advantages over traditional open back surgery.
Minimally invasive treatment options for spondylosis
At Laser Spine Institute, our board-certified+ surgeons perform minimally invasive surgical procedures for the treatment of spondylosis symptoms associated with degenerative spine conditions. These include spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease and osteoarthritis. For spinal osteoarthritis, we offer a minimally invasive facet thermal ablation procedure that deadens the local nerve within the arthritic facet joint, helping to reduce pain in the joint. Our other spinal nerve decompression techniques include:
- Foraminotomy — relieves pressure on a nerve root exiting a foraminal canal
- Laminotomy — relieves pressure on the spinal cord caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis)
- Discectomy — removes a portion of a bulging or herniated disc that is pressing on the spinal cord or a nerve root exiting the spine
Additionally, we offer several types of minimally invasive stabilization procedures, which are suitable for certain patients who require a minimally invasive approach to spinal fusion for the treatment of spondylosis.
Laser Spine Institute advantage
When compared to traditional open spine surgery for treating spondylosis, our minimally invasive procedures offer patients several key advantages. Performed in an outpatient setting using state-of-the-art technology, Laser Spine Institute’s procedures use a less than 1-inch incision and other muscle-sparing techniques, which help reduce the risks of infection, postoperative pain and scarring. The extensive costs and inconveniences associated with lengthy hospital stays are also reduced. And finally, while every patient’s experience and time of rest will vary, most patients experience a faster and easier recovery than that associated with open neck or back surgery.^
For more information about Laser Spine Institute treatment options for spondylosis, contact us today. Our dedicated team of Spine Care Consultants can help you receive a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you may be a candidate for one of our procedures.