Laser spine surgery
A laser spine
surgery is a minimally invasive procedure for performing laser surgeries
of the spine. With these minimally invasive procedures the blood loss
is minimum and the surgical incisions made is also small.
Usually a laser spine surgery is done with local anesthesia or a mild sedation. General anesthesia is not need for a laser spine surgery.
Techniques like microscopic, endoscopic, and arthroscopic are used in these surgeries. The pain caused to the patient is minimum and there is not much scarring due to the laser spine surgery.
Foraminotomy, laminotomy, facet thermal ablation, and percutaneous arthroscopic disectomy are are some of the procedures that are performed using a laser spine surgery.
Conditions like herniated or bulging disc are treated using a laser spine surgery like foraminotomy. Other conditions that can be treated using a laser spine surgery (foraminotomy) are foraminal stenosis, nerve root compression, bone spurs, scar tissue formation and spinal arthritis.
A nerve root compression is a disorder where the nerve root requires more space to prevent it from giving pressure to the spinal cord.
A laser spine surgery is used to treat this condition. Bone spurs are also called osteophytes. These are conditions where the bone in the spinal cord enlarges causing neck and back pain.
This condition is treated using a laser spine surgery. As aging occurs these conditions come to the picture. Usually bone spurs are found in persons more than 60 years of age.
A scar tissue is a condition that occurs usually after a surgery like the back surgery. It is part of the recovery process and sometime the scar tisse causes pain in the back or the legs.
This is due to the nerve impingement. This condition is due to the pressure applied to the spinal cord by the nerves. This scar tissue can be removed successfully with the help of laser spine surgery.
Laminotomy is the laser spine surgery procedure for treating this condition. Technically the formation of the scar tissue is called the epidural fibrosis.