Degenerating vertebrae or spinal discs: treatment of common spine conditions

Due to the normal wear and tear of daily movement and aging, the spine is vulnerable to many different degenerative conditions.

Despite the strong construction of the spine, discs can bulge or rupture, placing pressure on spinal nerve roots. Other degeneration may develop over the years, such as bone spurs, bulging discs, or degenerative discs. All of these conditions can weaken the spine and lead to spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal, and ultimately nerve compression.

Treatment options have traditionally ranged from conservative (pain management, rest, physical therapy) to aggressive (traditional open back surgery), but the last decade has offered a safer and more effective alternative to traditional open back surgery.

Outpatient treatment

At Laser Spine Institute, we specialize in minimally invasive surgery. Our techniques enable our surgeons to address the root cause of your spine condition without the added risks of traditional open back surgery.

In fact, our minimally invasive spine surgery is often the clinically appropriate first choice for addressing degenerative spine conditions over traditional open back surgery.

Because our minimally invasive spine surgery is performed using muscle-sparing techniques and a less than 1-inch incision, our procedures provide patients with many advantages over traditional open spine surgery, such as a shorter recovery time§ and lower risk of complication.

If your physician’s nonsurgical treatment plan has not adequately addressed your symptoms, contact the team at Laser Spine Institute.

Our highly skilled surgeons perform minimally invasive decompression and stabilization procedures to treat a variety of spine conditions, such as:

  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Facet hypertrophy (also known as facet disease)
  • Bulging or herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Sciatica

Contact Laser Spine Institute today for more information and to find out if you are a candidate for our minimally invasive procedures. Our no-cost MRI review* will help you discover the treatment options available to you so you can take your life back from chronic pain.