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Facet thermal ablation explained by the spine health experts at Laser Spine Institute for patients suffering from osteoarthritis in Scottsdale

Aging naturally causes the ligaments and joints in the spine to degenerate. As this happens, a number of patients will develop conditions such as facet disease and arthritis of the spine. Though these conditions can cause an immense amount of pain and discomfort, their development and persistence is incurable. At Laser Spine Institute we are committed to offering patients as much relief from these conditions as possible, through our facet thermal ablation performed at our Scottsdale center. During the facet thermal ablation, the surgeon is able to clear out the impacted area of the spinal column, while deadening the nerves to prevent future discomfort.

Performed using minimally invasive techniques, the facet thermal ablation requires only a 1-inch incision. Through this small incision, the surgeon gently stretches the muscles to insert the tools needed to complete the procedure. This stretching eliminates the unnecessary cutting and tearing of muscle and surrounding ligaments. After the procedure is complete, the surgeon is able to remove the tools, allowing the muscles to naturally fall back into their normal position.

Conditions Treated by Facet Thermal Ablation

The most common conditions treated by the facet thermal ablation are facet disease and arthritis of the spine. Suffering from these conditions can cause patients to experience chronic and severe pain and symptoms. Living with this discomfort can greatly reduce a patient’s overall quality of life. At Laser Spine Institute we understand that any level of relief is valuable to our patients experiencing these types of symptoms and conditions, which is why we are dedicated to assisting as many patients as possible with our facet thermal ablation.

If you are experiencing discomfort associated with your spinal arthritis or facet disease, contact our Scottsdale center today.