Discectomy surgery described for patients in Scottsdale by Laser Spine Institute’s skilled spine surgeons
Suffering from disc-related pain can have a debilitating impact on a patient’s ability to enjoy daily activities. Often, this pain is caused by the effects of the natural aging process. Located between the vertebrae, intervertebral discs are composed of mostly water in a healthy young adult. However, during the aging process, these discs naturally lose a portion of their water, causing them to shrink in height. This change in size causes an increased amount of pressure to be placed on the outer walls of the discs. This can cause the disc to bulge or herniate, thus opening the opportunity for compression of the surrounding nerve roots or spinal cord.
Most conditions related to the intervertebral discs are not symptomatic by nature. However, when these conditions cause the disc material to irritate or compress the surrounding elements within the spinal canal, patients may experience chronic or severe pain. During Laser Spine Institute’s discectomy, the surgeon is able to remove any portion of the disc that may be causing the compression and overall pain.
Entering through a small incision, the surgeon is able to use a series of tubes to gently stretch the muscle apart. This allows him to insert the tools and equipment without unnecessarily cutting and tearing the surrounding muscle. Once the procedure is completed, the surgeon removes the tubes, allowing the muscles to fall back into their general location.
Conditions Treated by Discectomy
Suffering from symptoms associated with chronic disc conditions can dramatically limit a patient’s ability to enjoy life. For this reason, Laser Spine Institute is dedicated to offering effective and efficient treatments that are successful in treating the underlying cause of the patient’s discomfort. The conditions commonly treated by our discectomy include:
- Herniated discs
- Bulging discs
- Annular tears
- Foraminal stenosis
- Pinched nerves
Living with the pain and discomfort these conditions cause can be unbearable. If you are suffering, do not wait to find relief. Contact Laser Spine Institute to see if you may be a candidate for our minimally invasive discectomy procedure at our Scottsdale center today.