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What indicates you’re a candidate for minimally invasive surgery at Laser Spine Institute in Scottsdale?

The first step in determining whether you may be a candidate for one of our procedures is to ask your doctor about obtaining an MRI or CT scan. These will be able to show any disc or non-bone material that may be compressing your spinal cord or surrounding nerve roots. Nearly 80 percent of American adults will experience back pain at some point in their lives. However, only 10 percent of these people will suffer from conditions that require further treatment or surgery. Many conditions remain asymptomatic, and cause patients no discomfort for the majority of their lives. Patients diagnosed with a neck or back condition but lacking chronic, lasting pain are recommended to try conservative treatments rather than undergo surgery.

A portion of patients, though, will experience chronic pain associated with their condition and find no relief from conservative treatments. For these patients, Laser Spine Institute offers an effective alternative to traditional open neck or back procedures.

Conditions Treated at Laser Spine Institute

The majority of spine-related pain can be attributed to conditions that are causing compression of the spinal cord or surrounding nerve roots. These conditions are commonly seen during the natural aging and degeneration process. The most common conditions treated at Laser Spine Institute include:

  • Bulging discs
  • Herniated discs
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Pinched nerves
  • Bone spurs
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Annular tears
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Foraminal stenosis
  • Facet disease
  • Arthritis of the spine

If you are suffering from any of these conditions, and have exhausted all conservative treatments, surgery at Laser Spine Institute may be the best option for you. To see if you are a candidate for a procedure at Laser Spine Institute, contact us today.