Questions to ask before minimally invasive herniated disc surgery
If you have been diagnosed with a herniated disc, you understand the frustration of searching for treatments and finding no lasting pain relief. While some patients might benefit from conservative treatments, such as chiropractic care and physical therapy, you have been left with an increasing pain and a decreasing quality of life.
At Laser Spine Institute, we understand your struggle. In fact, many of our patients sought months and years of conservative (and sometimes even surgical) treatment before turning to us for help. If you are searching for a treatment option for your spine condition and you do not want to chance the risks associated with traditional open back surgery, we encourage you to research our safer, effective treatment alternative. Our minimally invasive spine surgery has helped more than 75,000 people find relief from chronic neck or back pain, and we are confident that we can help you recapture your quality of life.
Taking the first steps to pain relief
We encourage you to thoroughly research all of your available treatment options so you can make an informed decision about your spine care needs. Before you determine whether or not minimally invasive surgery is the right option to treat your herniated disc, you should contact our Care Team and ask some of the following questions to gather information:
- What are the outcomes of this kind of surgery?
- What percentage of patients say they would refer this procedure to family or friends?
- What percentage of patients have expressed satisfaction with the overall experience at the surgery center?
- What are the infection and/or complication rates of this kind of herniated disc surgery?
- How long can I expect to miss work or school?
Some of these answers may be dependent on the type of minimally invasive surgery you are researching. For example, you may experience a slightly longer period of no driving following a minimally invasive stabilization surgery than you would experience after a minimally invasive decompression surgery.
The minimally invasive answer
At Laser Spine Institute, we know that you have a lot of questions to ask before you consent to herniated disc surgery. That’s why we offer an initial consultation, as well as a review of your MRI or CT scan to determine if you are a candidate and to give you an opportunity to speak with one of our medication professionals about your questions or concerns. We believe that patient-centered care means empowering each patient with the knowledge to make the best decision about your spine care needs.