Sciatica surgery can be effective at easing a patient’s symptoms of pain, burning, numbness, tingling, cramping, and/or muscle weakness in the lower back, hips, buttocks, legs, and feet. Surgery is typically reserved for patients who find little to no relief from non-invasive treatments after several weeks or months of trying various options. While open neck or back surgery can be effective at decompressing the sciatic nerve, some patients experience complications during and after surgery, which can lead to failed back surgery syndrome, infection, visible scarring, and more.
Alternatives to Sciatica Surgery
The orthopedic experts at Laser Spine Institute have developed safe and effective alternatives to open neck and back surgery. Our minimally invasive procedures utilize state-of-the-art endoscopic technology and are performed on an outpatient basis. Laser-assisted sciatica surgery at Laser Spine Institute can be used to treat a number of spinal conditions compressing the sciatic nerve, including bulging or herniated discs, bone spurs, foraminal stenosis, and more.
Endoscopic spine procedures from Laser Spine Institute:
- Have a 94 percent patient satisfaction rate
- Allow 75 percent of patients to return to daily activities within two weeks of surgery
As the leader in endoscopic spine surgery, Laser Spine Institute has helped tens of thousands of patients find relief from neck and back pain. Contact Laser Spine Institute Scottsdale, or any of our other locations nationwide, for more information and to schedule a complimentary review of an MRI or CT scan.