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Foraminotomy procedures detailed by the experienced surgeons from Laser Spine Institute in Scottsdale

Compression of the nerves or surrounding nerve roots can cause patients to experience chronic and severe pain. This compression can cause symptoms such as tingling, numbness and weakness to greatly reduce a patient’s ability to enjoy day-to-day activities. If you are experiencing these types of symptoms for the first time, we recommend looking into conservative treatment options. For a large percentage of patients, conservative activities, such as swimming, low-impact exercise and physical therapy, are sufficient in reducing the pain and symptoms associated with compression. However, some patients will not find relief from these types of treatments. For these patients, Laser Spine Institute offers the foraminotomy procedure.

During this procedure, the surgeon is able to remove any disc, bone or other material that is compressing the nerves or nerve roots. This allows the nerves to flow freely, alleviating the patient’s pain and symptoms. Performed through a less than 1-inch incision, the foraminotomy is completed using minimally invasive techniques. The surgeon gently spreads the muscles in order to insert the tools and equipment needed to complete the surgery, eliminating any cutting or tearing. Once the procedure is completed, the surgeon is able to remove the tools, allowing the muscles to fall into their natural position.

Conditions Treated by a Foraminotomy

The pain and symptoms associated with compression can be devastating and debilitating. At Laser Spine Institute we understand the value that you place on finding relief from the conditions that are reducing your quality of life. The foraminotomy is used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Pinched nerves
  • Arthritis
  • Bone spurs
  • Herniated discs
  • Bulging discs
  • Sciatica
  • Foraminal stenosis

These conditions, and the devastating symptoms associated with them, can hinder you from enjoying your life. If you are suffering from compression-related pain, do not wait to find relief. Contact Laser Spine Institute today to see if you may be a candidate for a procedure at our Scottsdale center.