What are your slipped disc surgery options?

A slipped disc, usually diagnosed by physicians as a herniated disc, can cause pain and limited mobility that seriously disrupts your everyday activities. While it is possible to get back to an active life through conservative treatment, surgery can become an option when months go by without noticeable improvement.

Traditional open spine surgery is not typically seen as a first-line treatment because of its highly invasive nature. To access the spine and decompress nerves affected by a slipped disc, a surgeon must sever supporting muscles in the neck or back. There are many downsides to this type of procedure, but there are surgical alternatives, including minimally invasive spine surgery.

Benefits of minimally invasive spine surgery

A minimally invasive spine procedure is possible using state-of-the-art techniques. Under direct visualization and magnification, a surgeon can use a small incision to access the spine and decompress nerves. This means critical supporting muscles are spared, giving patients the opportunity to return to normal activity much sooner than with a traditional procedure.^

As the leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute has helped more than 75,000 patients find relief from neck or back pain. We take a patient-centered approach to care in our outpatient centers, which means choosing to undergo slipped disc surgery at Laser Spine Institute offers the following advantages:

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • 96 patient satisfaction score^

In addition to our minimally invasive decompression procedures, we also perform minimally invasive stabilization procedures as an alternative to traditional open neck or back fusions. These are typically recommended in situations of severe disc deterioration, where full disc removal and stability is required.

To learn more

If you are considering surgery to address a disc problem in your neck or back, contact Laser Spine Institute to learn about our state-of-the-art procedures and determine if you might benefit from our approach.

Our Care Team can tell you how to get your no-cost MRI review* to see if you may be a candidate for our minimally invasive spine surgery.