Uncovering the cause of your pain
You’ve probably seen half a dozen doctors already — but between the physical therapy appointments, pain medication and steroid injections, none of them can tell you why the pain won’t go away. What if you could go to a place where the surgeons not only specialize in the spine but also use breakthrough technology to pinpoint the source of your pain?
When you come to Laser Spine Institute, you won’t leave without a clear understanding of what’s causing your neck or back pain. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how our spine care experts take the guesswork out of diagnosing your spine condition:
Advanced spine motion imaging
The traditional MRI has been given a serious upgrade. Laser Spine Institute Tampa is one of the first facilities in the country to offer Vertebral Motion Analysis (VMA) — a breakthrough technology that creates a real-time X-ray video of your spine while you move in positions that affect your neck and back pain.
“VMA works by taking a movie of the spine in motion,” said Reginald Davis, M.D., FACS, Director of Clinical Research at Laser Spine Institute. “This device will have its greatest impact on conditions affecting spine instability that possibly require a fusion.”
To help diagnose your condition, the video and measurement data allows for surgeons to provide a more accurate assessment and avoid potentially unnecessary fusion procedures. Benefits of VMA include:
- The ability to pinpoint spinal irregularities
- Enhanced detail decreases risk of failed back surgery syndrome
- Live video instead of a static image
- Lower radiation exposure to the patient
Couple this advanced technology with our other spine diagnostics, like selective nerve root block, and our patients’ paths to relief become much clearer. Not only will you find out if you’re a candidate for our procedures that offer a shorter recovery time^ than traditional open back surgery, you’ll gain peace of mind in finally uncovering the answer to your pain and how to treat it.
Life is too short to spend every day in pain. If you’re unsure about your next step toward relief, turn to the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Contact Laser Spine Institute for your no-cost MRI review,* and we’ll tell you within two business days if you may be a candidate for our minimally invasive outpatient procedures.