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Laser Spine Institute explains the treatments offered at our Scottsdale surgery center to relieve chronic neck and back pain

No one should have to live with chronic pain. At Laser Spine Institute, our dedication to relieving chronic pain with minimally invasive spine surgery has made us the largest spine surgery center in the world. Our goal is to help as many patients as possible every day, while always providing the highest level of comfort and care.

Treatment for painful spine conditions

As the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery, we understand the impact that pain can have on your ability to perform day-to-day tasks. To help you achieve pain relief, we provide you with a number of minimally invasive spine surgery options. These procedures help to treat a variety of common spine conditions, including the following:

At our Scottsdale center, our surgeons offer two categories of surgeries: minimally invasive decompression and minimally invasive stabilization.

Minimally invasive spine surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery is a safe and effective alternative to traditional open neck and back surgery. These outpatient procedures eliminate hospital-associated costs and use just a small incision. With a 98 satisfaction rate and no lengthy recovery,^ minimally invasive spine surgery offers you a number of benefits as you seek help for a painful spine condition.

Minimally invasive decompression — The majority of our patients require minimally invasive decompression. During a minimally invasive decompression procedure, a surgeon uses a series of dilating tubes to access the impacted area. This method spares the surrounding muscles and tissue from being cut or torn. The first tube of the series is inserted in a less than 1-inch incision followed by tubes increasing in size, which are placed over the first tube, one at a time. This slowly creates the opening to the spine, splitting the muscles between their fibers. The last tube is about 18 millimeters in diameter, and, through this working tube, the surgeon inserts surgical instruments. Once everything is in place, the surgeon can remove the bone, ligament or tissue that is compressing the nerve.

Minimally invasive stabilization — Patients who require stabilization of the spine can benefit from a minimally invasive approach to fusion called minimally invasive stabilization surgery. These outpatient procedures are performed through a small incision, sparing the muscles from being cut or torn. The surgeon removes the disc and inserts an implant and bone to provide immediate stability and relief from pain. This allows the disc space to fuse. Additional implants may be necessary to further stabilize the spine.

Get started with treatment

Chronic pain can have a devastating impact on your ability to enjoy the quality of life that you deserve. If you are living with chronic neck or back pain, please contact a member of our Care Team. We will review your MRI or CT scan films, CDs and reports to assess your situation and determine if we can help.