“Laser spine surgery” is something of an Internet marketing buzzword in the orthopedic surgery community. Although claims are made that laser spine surgery can mitigate painful spine symptoms, spinal procedures involving lasers have been found to be less effective than marketing materials claim. Laser procedures use thermal energy to destroy tissues which can also be risky and cause complications. These risks are frequently not discussed with consumers. There are many non-surgical methods for treating common spinal conditions like spinal stenosis, adult degenerative scoliosis, and spondylolisthesis. When non-surgical options fail, numerous non-laser surgical techniques are available. NJSS and other well-respected spinal surgeons prefer minimally invasive procedures using microsurgical techniques above laser spine surgery.
New Jersey Spine Specialists’ board-certified team of orthopedic spine surgeons understands the potential risks involved with spine surgery and laser spine surgery specifically. That’s why the NJSS team works in good faith with patients to make careful diagnoses, offer effective individualized treatments, and leverage non-invasive surgical techniques whenever possible. Call the New Jersey spine surgery experts for a consultation today at (908) 738-1679.
New Jersey Spine Specialists treats patients from all walks of life with a broad swath of orthopedic symptoms. Whether patients are experiencing tingling in their extremities, complications from failed laser spine surgeries, or chronic pain in their neck and back, NJSS’s team of top-rated board-certified spine doctors employ a variety of non-surgical options before turning to surgical intervention.
Before considering surgery, NJSS may create exercise regimens, prescribe physical therapy or medications, or recommend lumbar epidural steroid injections or other interventional pain management procedures. If these non-surgical methods prove to be unsuccessful, NJSS will consider minimally invasive surgeries like a lumbar microdiscectomy. When it comes to herniated discs, bone spurs, or pinched nerves, New Jersey Spine Specialists can help patients suffering from crippling pain return to their normal daily routines as soon as possible.
It’s clear that, while minimally invasive spinal surgery is sometimes necessary, a board-certified spine doctor should exhaust all non-surgical options before considering even minimally invasive surgery. The use of lasers in spine surgery is not supported by data looking at patient outcomes and has been shown to cause significant complications. For patients experiencing chronic pain in the neck, back, or legs, a proactive non-surgical treatment regimen can help. Don’t fall for Internet marketing hype and buzzwords. Give New Jersey Spine Specialists a call today at (908) 738-1679. To learn more about the industry challenges, myths, and risks involved with laser spine surgery, please read this helpful resource.
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