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Facet thermal ablation at Laser Spine Institute can relieve back pain from many spinal conditions

The worst pain and discomfort associated with neck and back conditions is often caused by compression of nerves or surrounding nerve roots. This can lead to isolated pain in one area of the neck or back, as well as radiating symptoms such as weakness, tingling and numbness. For patients experiencing a new onset of these compression-related symptoms, Laser Spine Institute’s first recommendation is to look into the conservative options available to you. These often include activities such as physical therapy, swimming, low-impact exercise and massage. For the majority of patients, these conservative treatment options are sufficient in alleviating the symptoms associated with minor compression. However, for a small percentage of patients these conservative options will fail, and surgery will become the best solution available.

Laser Spine Institute’s Tampa center offers these patients suffering from compression a procedure called a foraminotomy. During the foraminotomy, the surgeon enters the spinal column through a less than 1-inch incision. By using a number of dilating tubes, the surgeon gently spreads the muscle apart in order to insert the necessary tools to complete the procedure. Once the tools are in place, the surgeon is able to remove any material that may be causing the impingement, thus alleviating the compression-related pain and symptoms. Once the procedure is complete, the surgeon will remove the tools and dilating tube, allowing the muscles to freely return to their natural position.

Conditions Laser Spine Institute Can Treat With a Foraminotomy

Living through the impact debilitating pain can have on your life can change the way you approach even the simplest activities. At Laser Spine Institute we understand that finding relief from these symptoms is a top priority, which is why we are committed to assisting as many patients as possible through our foraminotomy at our Tampa center. Some of the conditions most commonly treated by the foraminotomy include:

These and similar conditions can cause severe and chronic symptoms. If you are experiencing pain associated with these, do not wait to find the relief you deserve. Contact Laser Spine institute Institute today to see if you may be a candidate for a foraminotomy at our Tampa center.