Treatment of common spine conditions affecting the vertebrae or spinal discs
Due to the normal wear of daily movement combined with natural changes related to aging, the spine is vulnerable to many different degenerative conditions.
Despite the strong construction of the spine, spinal anatomy like vertebrae and discs can become displaced and narrow the already tight nerve passages in the spinal column. This can lead to neck pain, back pain and radiating symptoms like tingling, numbness and muscle weakness in the extremities.
Treatment for these conditions includes conservative options like rest, medication and physical therapy, with spine surgery becoming an option if conservative treatments have been exhausted. For those who are concerned about the risks and difficulties associated with traditional open spine surgery, developments in medical technology and surgical technique have allowed for an alternative.
Outpatient treatment for spine conditions
At Laser Spine Institute, we specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery. Our techniques enable our surgeons to access the spine with a muscle-sparing approach. In fact these outpatient procedures are often the clinically appropriate first choice for addressing degenerative spine conditions when compared to traditional open back surgery.^
If your nonsurgical treatment plan has not brought the relief you require for a good quality of life, contact the team at Laser Spine Institute. Our board-certified+ surgeons perform minimally invasive decompression and minimally invasive stabilization procedures to treat a variety of spine conditions, such as:
- Foraminal stenosis
- Facet disease
- Bulging or herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Spinal stenosis