Regular spinal surgery involves incisions made by scalpels or other instruments. A laser surgery eliminates the need for multiple incisions and makes recovery time quicker and less painful for the patient.
Laser spine surgery can help with treating a number of different conditions, including spinal and foraminal stenosis, sciatica, facet joint disease, bulging or herniated discs.
More often than not, a conservative approach to treating your symptoms is recommended first. If you experience chronic pain, or non-surgical treatments like medication or physical therapy have not provided you with relief, you might talk with your specialist about laser spine surgery.