Treating back and neck pain with minimally invasive spine surgery

Since the vast majority of adults will experience or have experienced significant back or neck pain in their lower and upper back, it’s reasonable to assume the most people know how debilitating and even emotionally unhealthy it can be. The pain itself, let alone the decreased mobility or loss of sensation that might accompany it, can render you unable to work, unable to play with your kids and unable to go indulge in your favorite hobbies like fishing or playing golf.

It might even make getting out of bed difficult, if for no other reason than the anticipation of yet another day of not being able to do the things you need and want to do. It’s important to not give up on finding effective treatment. You might finally find relief from your chronic back or neck pain by turning to the minimally invasive treatments described in the following article after conservative treatments have been exhausted.

Disadvantages of traditional back and neck surgery

At Laser Spine Institute, we employ renowned neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, all of whom are experienced in performing our minimally invasive procedures that differ from traditional open spine surgeries in terms of:

  • Invasiveness. Whereas open spine surgery requires a large incision that is 6 to 8 inches and that disrupts the muscles, our procedures require small incisions and spare musculature from disruption.
  • Hospitalization and recovery time. Since open spine surgery is invasive, it requires hospitalization and then a long period of recovery. Patients who undergo minimally invasive spine procedures at Laser Spine Institute, however, are performed on an outpatient basis and 81 percent return to work within three months.^
  • Risk. Up to 19 percent of patients who undergo traditional open spine surgery develop infections. In contrast, only 0.41 percent of Laser Spine Institute’s patients develop infections.^

Minimally invasive alternative to open back and neck surgery

At Laser Spine Institute, we provide our minimally invasive spine surgery patients with a streamlined experience, eliminating hospital-related costs and allowing patients to return to their lives and the things they enjoy as quickly as possible.^ Contact us to learn more about the minimally invasive decompression and stabilization procedures we use to treat a wide range of spinal conditions.

If your chronic back and neck pain has disrupted your everyday life and your doctor has recommended open spine surgery, do not immediately submit to a highly invasive, traditional open spine surgery. Instead, reach out to our dedicated team to schedule a review of your MRI report or CT scan for free* to determine if you’re a candidate for one of our back or neck procedures.