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Laminotomy surgery at Laser Spine Institute in Scottsdale can relieve pain from many degenerative spine conditions

Chronic pain and other severe symptoms associated with compression can have a devastating impact. When you suffer from chronic neck or back pain, you may feel as though you are being forced to sit on the sidelines, watching life pass you by. We understand the urgency you feel to get back to the life you love, which is why we are devoted to helping as many patients as possible with our minimally invasive laminotomy procedure.

Help for chronic pain

At Laser Spine Institute, we understand how hard it can be to live with the pain of spinal cord or nerve root compression. If you are experiencing painful symptoms associated with compression, we recommend that you first try conservative (non-surgical) treatment options for pain. This may include:

  • Pain-relief medications
  • Physical therapy
  • Massage
  • Low-impact exercise
  • Chiropractic care

Many patients find these options helpful at reducing pain and other symptoms associated with compression. However, if conservative treatments fail to provide relief after several months of use, surgery may be the next ideal treatment option. If your doctor has recommended traditional open neck or back surgery for compression, we invite you to learn all you can about the multiple benefits available with our minimally invasive procedures available at Laser Spine Institute.

Minimally invasive laminotomy

Minimally invasive laminotomy is a safer and effective alternative to traditional open neck and back surgery, helping to relieve pressure on the spinal cord.^ Performed through a small incision, the laminotomy releases compression, while opening up the space in the spinal canal. During the procedure, the surgeon is able to carefully separate your muscles, eliminating any unnecessary cutting and tearing and reducing your recovery time.

The most common conditions treated by laminotomy include:

At Laser Spine Institute, our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive outpatient spine surgery, performing more minimally invasive spine surgeries each month than any other surgery center in the world. With a 96 satisfaction rate, our goal is to always provide you with the ultimate in comfort and care.

Contact us to learn more

If you are considering surgery for chronic neck or back pain, we invite you to contact a member of our Care Team. We will be happy to set up an MRI review to help you get started. Ninety-one percent of our patients return to daily activities within three months of having surgery. We invite you to contact us and to find out if laminotomy is right for you.