Spinal fusion to stabilize the spine and relieve nerve compression
The spine is comprised of bones called vertebrae which are stacked one on top of the other. Between each vertebra is a flexible disc that cushions the vertebrae allows the spine to bend and move.
Injury and age-related breakdown of the vertebrae and discs can cause conditions, such as bone spurs or a herniated disc, which can compress nerves and destabilize the spine. If this occurs, your doctor may suggest that you undergo a spinal fusion surgery if conservative treatments like physical therapy and medication have not proven effective.
Spinal Fusion Overview
The prospect of undergoing a spinal fusion might make you uncomfortable, especially if you are being recommended to undergo a highly invasive traditional open spinal fusion. Often, patients find themselves making a difficult decision when facing the prospect of open back fusion surgery.
At Laser Spine Institute, we understand why this decision seems overwhelming and we want patients to be aware of the full range of treatment options available to them. Our minimally invasive spine surgery, including minimally invasive stabilization, is a safer and effective alternative to traditional open neck or back procedures such as fusion.^
By using muscle-sparing techniques, our highly skilled surgeons can access the spine through a small, muscle-sparing incision that allows for a streamlined outpatient approach to spinal fusion.
Spine Fusions offered at Laser Spine Institute
We offer a range of minimally invasive spinal fusions, depending on the spine condition with which you are diagnosed. Our minimally invasive stabilization surgeries include:
- Decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® Device
- Cervical Disc Replacement
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion
- Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
- Posterior Cervical Fusion
- SI Joint Fusion
For less severe conditions where stability isn’t compromised, we also perform minimally invasive decompression procedures. This type of surgery involves only the removal of spinal anatomy that is causing nerve compression.
If you are interested in learning more about our minimally invasive spine fusion surgeries, please contact our dedicated team today. We can offer a free MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.