Nerve Compression Can Be Fixed at Laser Spine Institute
While there are dozens of specific back problems that come with their own unique symptoms and specific causes, most are variations on nerve compression. Simply stated, this condition occurs when any type of tissue—bone, spinal discs, cartilage, etc.—presses on the spinal cord or a nearby nerve, causing inflammation and irritation. Depending on the location of the nerve and the severity of the pressure, pain from nerve compression can travel down the limbs and into the fingers and toes, making even the simplest tasks, like standing in line or reaching for the remote, painful. That’s the case with sciatica, a common back problem that’s caused by compression of the sciatic nerve where it leaves the spinal canal.
Nerve compression is also the cause of the pain associated with these other common back problems:
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Bone spurs
- Spinal stenosis
- Foraminal stenosis
Doctors use a variety of tactics to treat nerve compression, including surgery in the most extreme cases. When surgery becomes the only option, Laser Spine Institute is an excellent choice. We specialize in endoscopic procedures that are minimally invasive so the risk of infection and other side effects is low and the recovery is quick. Additionally, endoscopic treatments at LSI are highly effective in reducing painful symptoms caused by nerve compression. More than 85% of our patients report an increased quality of life within three months of surgery, and some even say they felt relief before the surgery was through.
If you’d like more information on our state-of-the-art treatments for back pain, contact us today. We’ll review your CT scan or MRI free of charge to determine if one of our procedures can help you.