Treating a spinal bone spur with minimally invasive spine surgery

A spinal bone spur is a small outgrowth of bone that can develop on one of the vertebrae. A bone spur often develops as a reaction to friction in the spinal joints as a way to protect the bone from damage. Many individuals are not aware that they have bone spurs, as bone spurs do not always cause symptoms. However, as a spinal bone spur continues to grow, it may come in contact with a nerve root or the spinal cord, resulting in pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness and spasms that radiate out along the length of the affected nerve.

Treatment for spinal bone spurs

While many individuals can manage their symptoms using a combination of conservative approaches, some cases may eventually require surgery. Patients typically have two main types of surgery they can choose from. These are traditional open surgery and minimally invasive surgery. At Laser Spine Institute, we specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery because it is a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine procedures.^ Our surgeons have completed more than 75,000 patient procedures, which speaks to our high level of experience in performing minimally invasive surgery.

There are many reasons why patients with spinal bone spurs prefer Laser Spine Institute for their minimally invasive spine surgery. We have:

  • A patient recommendation score of 98 out of 100 ^
  • A patient satisfaction score of 98^
  • A 0.55 percent infection rate versus other spine surgery providers with up to 16 percent^
  • A 2.26 percent complication rate versus other spine surgery providers with 16.4 percent ^

How to get started at Laser Spine Institute

If you have a spinal bone spur or another spine condition that has not responded to conservative treatments, minimally invasive surgery may be the right option for you. At Laser Spine Institute, we offer a free MRI review* to help determine if you are a candidate for our outpatient surgeries.

Contact Laser Spine Institute today to learn more about our minimally invasive spine surgery options.