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Laser Spine Surgery Fundamentals & Facts

After experiencing symptoms of back pain and discomfort, deciding on the best treatment plan according to the individual’s diagnosis is essential towards restoring their original health. As the affected person, educating yourself on the available medical procedures and therapies for treating back pain can help ensure the healing process is smooth and pleasant.

When the symptoms of back pain become more constant and the individual is diagnosed with a specific injury or condition, other forms of treatment can be used to improve their wellbeing, however, as with many other types of procedures, these can have risks and benefits alike.

Laser spine surgery is often described as a safe and effective healing method for spine issues but there are many procedures that laser spine surgery can’t be utilized for. In fact, laser spine surgery is only adequate for a slim amount of cases.

Benefits of Laser Spine Surgery

Individual’s diagnosed with minor spine complications can benefit from laser spine surgery. For instance, it is generally used to shrink damaged intervertebral discs, although, the severity of the damage may need to be considered first. Laser spine surgery can’t be utilized to treat serious spinal condition, such as major disc herniations and/or circumstances where a nerve is severely compressed. In case you’re informed this medical procedure can benefit a serious condition, make sure to get a second opinion on the matter.

Risks of Laser Spine Surgery

If the individual has decided to undergo laser spine surgery, it’s important for them to first be aware of the risks behind this treatment method. Laser spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgery which utilizes a laser to burn tissue instead of using the standard tissue cutting tools otherwise used in regular surgical procedures.

While the healthcare professionals performing the laser spine surgery are qualified and experienced to proceed with the method, the laser is not always as accurate as traditional tools. Standard instruments can be navigated in angles and corners, they don’t produce heat and they have a fixed length whilst lasers are straight, their produced heat can damage nearby nerves as well as anatomical structures which can be found below the necessary depth if these are held in one area for too long. In addition, whereas in traditional minimally invasive surgery the nerve is directly seen and protected, in laser surgery the nerve is not seen or protected during the procedure.

Before following through with laser spine surgery, definitely make sure you’ve been properly diagnosed by a healthcare professional for your specific type of back pain and symptoms. Not everyone is eligible to receive laser spine surgery as it generally can only help alleviate symptoms caused by minor injuries or conditions. Foremost, make sure to visit your primary healthcare provider to learn and understand the benefits and risks of the procedure for your particular case. It’s best to consider all forms of treatment prior to making a decision. You can then work with your specialist to discuss the most appropriate treatment plan for you.

Pros and Cons of Laser Spine Surgery

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Laser spine surgery is not the solution to all spinal complications but for those whom the surgical procedure is the best treatment option for their back pain it can involve various pros and cons which are essential to be aware of. As an individual who’s considering laser spine surgery, you deserve to know the favorable and unfavorable factors behind this method of treatment before going forward with it.

Like most minimally invasive procedures, laser spine surgery does allow for a faster recovery, often allowing patients to go home the same day their procedure was performed. As with other modern minimally invasive procedures, it can also result in less scarring. When in the right hands and when it’s used for the appropriate minor spinal complication, laser spine surgery can be very effective. Nonetheless, laser spine surgery cannot be used to treat major spinal complications, as a matter of fact, the procedure isn’t ideal for most conditions. In many instances, the laser scalpel can be less effective and more risky than the traditional tools. For those cases, alternate treatments may be best.

If laser spine surgery is for you, then you may want to make sure the procedure is performed by a qualified laser spine surgeon. Because it’s not considered a unique surgical method, rather, it’s just the use of a unique tool to perform an existing procedure, healthcare professionals who do not have the same level of spine knowledge as a spinal surgeon to perform laser spine surgery can practice the procedure, which can increase the risk of damage to nearby structures, ultimately reducing its effectiveness. In conclusion, it’s fundamental to have the surgical procedure be performed by a qualified laser spine surgeon, to best ensure the individual benefits from the medical method and avoids the above mentioned risks.

When looking for additional treatment options for back pain after receiving previous unsuccessful treatments, surgical options such as laser spine surgery and/or spine surgery can be utilized effectively to achieve recovery from back complications caused by injury or an aggravated condition.

Though most back complications can be corrected through the use of alternative treatment techniques and methods, such as chiropractic adjustments, in instances requiring surgical intervention, a qualified and experienced healthcare professional can refer a patient to a spine surgeon who can perform the above procedures. Dr. Dean Smith is a local, highly regarded orthopedic surgeon who has effectively treated numerous patients.

Dr. Dean Smith’s practice aims to provide the best possible care to his patients, offering and providing them with minimal recovery times so that they may live happily and free of back pain and discomfort.

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Back pain affects a majority of the population at least once in their lifetime. While most issues will resolve on their own, some instances of back complications can result in constant symptoms of discomfort. There are various treatment options available to relieve back pain, including laser spine surgery, a minimally invasive procedure with various benefits for individuals with minor back problems.

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The information herein is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional. Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.* Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

phone: 915-850-0900

Licensed in Texas & New Mexico *

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Professional Scope of Practice *

The information herein on "Laser Spine Surgery Fundamentals & Facts" is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, licensed physician, and is not medical advice. We encourage you to make your own health care decisions based on your research and partnership with a qualified health care professional.

Our information scope is limited to chiropractic, musculoskeletal, physical medicines, wellness, sensitive health issues, functional medicine articles, topics, and discussions. We provide and present clinical collaboration with specialists from a wide array of disciplines. Each specialist is governed by their professional scope of practice and their jurisdiction of licensure. We use functional health & wellness protocols to treat and support care for the injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

Our videos, posts, topics, subjects, and insights cover clinical matters, issues, and topics that relate to and support, directly or indirectly, our clinical scope of practice.*

Our office has made a reasonable attempt to provide supportive citations and has identified the relevant research study or studies supporting our posts. We provide copies of supporting research studies available to regulatory boards and the public upon request.

We understand that we cover matters that require an additional explanation of how it may assist in a particular care plan or treatment protocol; therefore, to further discuss the subject matter above, please feel free to ask Dr. Alex Jimenez or contact us at 915-850-0900.

We are here to help you and your family.

Blessings

Dr. Alex Jimenez DC, MSACP, CCST, IFMCP*, CIFM*, ATN*

email: coach@elpasofunctionalmedicine.com

Licensed in: Texas & New Mexico*