Candidacy for Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgery
If you experience pain or numbness that persists or worsens after options have been exhausted as far as prescription medication and/or conservative treatments, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery.
Candidacy Overview by Dr. Michael Perry
The questions below are based on complaints that many of our patients have experienced.
- Do you lean over the grocery cart for support while shopping?
- When you visit a shopping mall, have you already located every chair and resting area?
- Is it difficult to stand or walk for long periods of time?
- Is back pain affecting your personal and social life?
- Do you have pain in your back or tingling and numbness in your extremities?
- Have you tried conventional treatments for neck or back pain, such as massage therapy, yoga, acupuncture, or chiropractic care, but with no relief?
- Are you in a pain management program?
- Has your physician recommended back surgery?
- Have you had open back surgery but are still experiencing pain?
- Has your physician told you that you’re not a candidate for open back surgery?
At Laser Spine Institute, we understand the frustration that most patients face after they undergo years of failed attempts to treat neck or back pain. Before seeking our treatment options, most of our patients had endured chronic pain for over nine years, with little to no relief from conservative treatments.
If you find similarities between yourself and the patients we are describing, it might be time for you to look into a different method of treatment for your chronic pain. At Laser Spine Institute, we evaluate each patient to determine your candidacy for our minimally invasive spine surgery. To find out if you are a candidate for Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive procedures, submit your information.
Once we receive your information, one of our Spine Care Consultants will contact you to discuss your neck or back pain. We will then have you send us a copy of your most recent MRI report so we can determine if you are a candidate for our procedures. Contact us with any questions you have throughout this process.