Spinal nerve compression treatment from Laser Spine Institute

By supporting the upper body, the spine withstands a high degree of stress and pressure on a daily basis. This pressure, combined with natural age-related changes can lead to compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots. While many people are able to find relief from spinal nerve compression with conservative treatment, surgery can become an option if weeks and months of nonsurgical treatment do not bring relief.

At Laser Spine Institute, we relieve painful spine compression that causes pinched nerves for patients across the country through our state-of-the-art minimally invasive spine surgery. In fact, as the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, both our decompression and stabilization procedures have helped more than 75,000 people find relief from neck and back pain.

Technological advances in medicine

In recent years, America has seen an unprecedented rise in the popularity of outpatient clinics. As medical technology and surgical technique has advanced, many procedures have become streamlined to the point of not requiring a traditional hospital. At Laser Spine Institute, we perform many of the same spinal treatments in an outpatient setting that previously required traditional open back surgery and hospitalization. This is accomplished with muscle-sparing techniques that allow for a smaller incision and a shorter recovery time compared to traditional open spine surgery.^

Decompression treatment

If you are experiencing severe pain related to spinal nerve compression and you have exhausted doctor-recommended conservative treatment, a highly invasive traditional open procedure is not your only option. Instead consider the minimally invasive decompression procedures from Laser Spine Institute.

Our streamlined patient experience typically involves:

  • An initial evaluation, complete with a review of your medical history, a physical examination and any other tests necessary to ensure that someone is a candidate for surgery
  • A meeting with one of our surgeons to discuss your MRI or CT scan and receive diagnostic injections, if necessary, to pinpoint the source of the spine pain.
  • A meeting with your surgeon to discuss the specific steps of the procedure.
  • Undergoing a minimally invasive outpatient decompression procedure that uses a less than 1-inch incision to access the spine and remove the spinal anatomy that is putting pressure on the spinal cord
  • After the procedure, you are educated on proper postsurgical care and then receive a final consultation in the days following the surgery. Physical therapy may be recommended.

To learn more about the minimally invasive procedures offered at Laser Spine Institute to treat spine compression and other sources of neck and back pain, contact us today to speak to a member of our team.

We can provide a free review of your MRI or CT scan* to see if you are a potential candidate for these procedures that can help you take your life back from pain.