Decompression Treatments

Minimally invasive decompression surgery aims to relieve pressure on the nerves of the spine. This pressure is often caused by stenosis, bulging or herniated discs, and more. Relieving this pressure can be achieved by reducing or removing soft tissue (disc material or scar tissue) or bone (bone spurs, a section of the lamina or foramina) to decompress the affected nerve. When the compression is caused by soft tissue material, a surgical laser may be used to shrink the impinging material.

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Types of Decompression Treatments

  • Cervical Foraminotomy: Cervical foraminotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a small piece of bone and/or soft tissue is removed in the cervical spine to… Read more
  • Discectomy: A discectomy is designed to significantly reduce—or completely eliminate—pain caused by herniated or bulging discs that are impinging on nerves or nerve roots. Read more
  • IntelliSpineSM (Thoracic): In this outpatient procedure, the physician accesses the spine through a hollow needle and uses a laser to shrink the bulging/herniated disc material or scar… Read more
  • IntelliSpineSM (Cervical): In this outpatient procedure, the physician accesses the spine through a hollow needle and uses a laser to shrink the bulging/herniated disc material or scar… Read more
  • IntelliSpineSM (Lumbar): In this outpatient procedure, the physician accesses the spine through tiny incisions (5 millimeters or less) in the lower back and uses an HD camera… Read more
  • Laminotomy/ Laminectomy: A laminotomy and laminectomy are minimally invasive procedures performed to relieve excessive pressure on the spinal cord or its associated nerve roots caused by degenerative… Read more
  • Lumbar Foraminotomy: A foraminotomy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure performed to relieve pain in the lower spine. A small piece of bone and/or soft tissue is… Read more
  • Spinal Cord Stimulator: In situations where severe pain has become chronic and cannot be treated at the root through minimally invasive spine surgery, a pain specialist may… Read more

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