Laser Spine Institute treatment options for spondylosis
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 offer many advantages compared to traditional open back surgery. As you research your options, feel free to reach out to our caring team with any questions you have or for more information about our facilities and procedures.
Minimally invasive treatment options for spondylosis
At Laser Spine Institute, our highly skilled surgeons perform a range of minimally invasive surgical procedures for the treatment of spondylosis. Spondylosis is a general term describing degenerative spine conditions, and related symptoms, such as 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
- Discectomy — removes a portion of a bulging or herniated disc that is pressing on the spinal cord or an exiting nerve root
Additionally we offer several types of minimally invasive stabilization procedures which are suitable for certain patients who may 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 require only a small incision, which helps reduce the recovery time and risk of complications such as infection, postoperative pain and scarring.^ For more information about Laser Spine Institute treatment options for spondylosis, contact us today.
We are pleased to offer a no-cost MRI review* to determine if you are a potential candidate for one of our procedures.