Bulging disc surgery might have been recommended by your doctor recently. If your doctor mentioned surgery as a possible treatment for your bulging disc, he or she is likely referring to traditional disc surgery. Traditional open-back surgeries for the treatment of bulging discs and other spinal conditions typically require hospital admission, long incisions, and general anesthesia. Furthermore, traditional disc surgery requires a lengthy recovery time and may involve invasive techniques such as spinal fusion and the use of hardware.
Laser Spine Institute (LSI) has a minimally invasive, outpatient, laser-assisted bulging disc surgery that can relieve the symptoms of a bulging disc and typically leave the patient free of the painful symptoms.
This laser spine procedure will remove the portion of the extruding or bulging disc that is now pressing against a nerve causing the symptoms. By removing or shrinking the bulging disc with the laser, we can decompress the spinal cord or nerve root that is being impinged. At this point excess disc material is removed and bulging disc symptoms generally disappear.
Once our minimally invasive bulging disc surgery is complete, the patient (with a companion) is free to go after 1-2 hours of monitoring. We generally encourage patients to take a long walk the afternoon or evening of their procedure. The patient then returns the following day for a post-operative visit to get clearance from the doctor to return home.
Before modern medicine, bulging disc surgery often ended with long, painful recovery times and an uncertainty of success. Laser Spine Institute has revolutionized this process and now, on average, treatment of a bulging disc can be accomplished within 5 days. Read more about LSI’s amazing 5 day process and realize just how easy it is for you to live a life free of pain.
Although sometimes you feel like you are alone in your struggles, you aren’t. Many people have come through our doors before you and many will come through them after. Take a moment and read a few of our previous patient testimonials and see what kind of an impact LSI has had on their lives.
Although we strive to provide you with as much information as you need, sometimes it is tough to find. The experts at LSI have put together a bulging disc FAQ page to ensure that all your questions are answered. If you still have not found the answer for your question, please feel free to contact us and we will gladly assist you.