North American Spine pioneered the exclusive IntelliSpine Laser Procedure to treat soft tissue conditions such as bulging discs, herniated discs, or scar tissue in all sections of the spine. In this outpatient procedure, the physician reduces disc material impinging on a nerve using a laser and other instruments. Incisions are 5 millimeters or less, and recovery is very quick compared to traditional, open surgery.
Benefits of IntelliSpineSM
What the IntelliSpine Procedure Treats
- Conditions: bulging disc, herniated disc, stenosis, sciatica & more
- Symptoms: pain, numbness, and/or weakness in the back or neck, with or without radiating symptoms to the legs, arms, and hands
Benefits of IntelliSpine Procedure
- Truly Minimally Invasive: Incisions made are 5 millimeters or less in length, allowing for minimal scar tissue and less infection risk
- Outpatient: Quicker procedure time and no overnight stay allows for faster recovery and lower costs than traditional surgery
- Treats Multiple Levels: Through direct visualization, doctors are able to see and treat multiple problem areas with more accuracy during one procedure
- Relief: By relieving pressure on the nerve through tiny incisions, symptoms of sciatica, stenosis, bulging and herniated discs can be significantly reduced soon after surgery
- Best Outcomes: 95% of our patients would recommend their physician
The IntelliSpine Laser Procedure relieves symptoms by decompressing impinged nerves in the spinal canal. Compared to traditional approaches, the IntelliSpine Laser Procedure creates considerably less surgical trauma, less bone and tissue damage, and results in fewer complications and a reduced recovery period. In addition, avoiding overnight hospital stays can also mean a lower out of pocket cost for the patient. To see if you’re a candidate for this procedure, submit your MRI or CT scan for a free review. The review is completed virtually without an office-visit and at no charge.Free MRI/CT Review
Details of the IntelliSpineSM
In this outpatient procedure, the physician accesses the spine with a hollow needle or steerable catheter through tiny incisions (5 millimeters or less) and uses a laser and other instruments to reduce the bulging/herniated disc material or scar tissue impinging on a spinal nerve. Recovery is very quick compared to traditional, open surgery.
To learn more about how the IntelliSpine Procedure is performed in each section of the spine, please view the pages below.
Preparing for the IntelliSpineSM
Before pursuing the IntelliSpine Procedure, prospective patients should have tried conservative methods, such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and spinal injections. If those methods have not produced meaningful relief, you may be a candidate for a North American Spine procedure.
The procedure performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients do not have to stay overnight at the hospital or surgery center. The recovery period is typically much shorter than open spine surgery. While any surgery requires time to heal, many patients report relief within the first few days and are able to return to light activities as well. More in-depth, customized recovery guidelines are provided by the physician.
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Some of our former patients have been kind enough to offer to speak with back and neck pain sufferers who are looking into treatment options. We encourage you to take them up on it! After we determine a treatment plan, we’ll connect you with a past patient who had a similar condition and procedure.Connect with a Patient