Are YOU a candidate for minimally invasive spine surgery?
The pain in your back that started out as a mere inconvenience has now grown to impede your life. You notice the change in all your daily activities. It’s becoming difficult to push a shopping cart or simply stand to wash dishes. You can’t even pick up your child or grandchild without excruciating pain. Back pain has claimed too much of your life.
Neck or back pain can affect many areas of your body. If you suffer from these symptoms, it might be time to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician.
• Pain in your extremities
• Numbness or tingling in your arms or legs
• Inability to stand or sit for long periods
• Difficulty walking
• Shooting pain
Back pain can be caused by a myriad of things – from a traumatic injury to simple aging. If you have been suffering from neck or back pain for several weeks, consider calling your physician. He or she will be able to determine if you have one of these spine conditions:
• Herniated/bulging disc
• Annular tear
• Spinal stenosis
Is it time for surgery?
If your pain has not lessened after several weeks or months of conservative, nonsurgical treatment, your physician may suggest a surgical option. Prior to committing to surgery, it is important to ensure that you understand your surgical options. Make sure to consult with numerous physicians and surgeons about the best spine surgery solution for you.
Why choose Laser Spine Institute?
At Laser Spine Institute, our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery. Unlike traditional, open-back surgery that requires a 5 to 7-inch incision, Laser Spine Institute’s skilled surgeons use a small, 1-inch incision to access the spine. Surgeries performed at Laser Spine Institute are done in an outpatient setting, meaning that no hospital stay is required and many patients return to normal activities within 2 weeks of surgery.
If you’re wondering if you’re a candidate for one of Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgeries, visit our website for more information.