Bone Spurs in the Neck & Spine Can Be Treated with Gentle Outpatient Surgery at LSI
Bone spurs in the neck can be even more painful than they sound. Bone spurs, also known as osteophytes, are overgrowths of bone that can occur anywhere in the body. While bone spurs are smooth on the surface and do not hurt on their own, they can intrude on other tissue and cause significant discomfort. When bone spurs impinge on the neck and spine, this direct contact with major nerve roots results in severe pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness throughout the body.
Bone spurs in the neck and spine can come from a variety of causes such as aging, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, and injury. Non-surgical treatments for bone spurs such as oral medications, injections, exercise, and physical therapy have limited success because they do not remove the source of the pain. Another option is open back surgery to remove the bone spurs, but this procedure usually involves large incisions, long recovery times, and only about a 50% chance of success.
If you have bone spurs in the spinal area and you’re tired of not being able to stand, walk, or bend over without pain, but you don’t want to be laid up for months after major back surgery, you do have options. Luckily, there is a gentle surgical alternative that can remove bone spurs and release spinal nerves from signaling constant pain. Laser Spine Institute has revolutionized several laser spine surgeries to accomplish this goal and provide patients with the following benefits:
- No hospitalization or general anesthesia
- Tiny incisions that allow surgeons and endoscopic instruments to pinpoint bone spurs and remove them with little disruption to surrounding skin and muscle tissue
- Very low risk of infection at 0.1%, as opposed to the national hospital average of 4%
- Procedures lasting just 45-60 minutes>
- Fast recovery times >
- Success rates of more than 85%>
- Immediate relief in some cases>
- World class care and state-of-the-art facilities>
For treatment of bone spurs in the neck or back, we hope you will consider the options available at Laser Spine Institute, a global leader in minimally invasive back surgery that performs more procedures per month than any other spine surgery center in the world. Please contact Laser Spine Institute today for a free CT scan or MRI review and get on the road to having your regular life back.