Laser discectomy is a minimally invasive procedure that is an option for patients suffering from pain caused by a herniated or bulging disc. This technique offers effective treatment for patients whose condition could not be alleviated following completion of noninvasive conservative therapies and for patients considering surgical intervention for their chronic pain. It is a safe and cost-effective treatment which can be administered in an outpatient setting, and results in shorter recovery time, no scarring, and speedy return to daily routine. Patients are able to return home just a few hours after the procedure and many report immediate improvement of symptoms, thus allowing them to resume participation in activities of daily living and return to work. Laser discectomy alleviates localized and radiating pain by reducing the pressure on the affected nerve caused by a herniated or bulging disc without impacting the stability of the spine. This procedure can be administered to one or more discs and can effectively reduce pain anywhere along the spine.
Our minimally invasive discectomy procedure offers relief from chronic pain caused by a herniated disc or bulging disc. Your spine is comprised of individual bones, called vertebrae, that rest one on top of the other to make up the structure of your spine. In between each vertebra is a cushion, called a disc. The discs allow the vertebrae to move and bend without touching the nerves along the spinal cord. When one of the discs begins to deteriorate, it moves out of its normal parameters and often compresses a nerve along the spine. Thus, most people experience localized and radiating pain accompanied with a herniated or bulging disc.
While the most common spine condition treated by our discectomy procedure is a herniated or bulging disc, there can also be several other conditions relieved by this minimally invasive procedure, including:
Symptoms of these spine conditions can vary, based on the individual and the severity of the condition. The most common symptoms that people experience include:
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