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Laser Spine Surgery Does it Work?, Laser Spine Institute, LSI, Laser Back Surgery, Laser Spine Work

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A board certified typically does spine surgery and or fellowship trained spine surgeon to relieve pain and other symptoms by decreasing the pressure on a compressed nerve or by stabilizing the spine.  In the case of a herniated or ruptured disc area, a discectomy may be done to remove the damaged portion of a disc in the spine; or a laminectomy may be done to remove bone spurs or other spinal growths. In cases where the spine is very unstable, a spinal fusion can be performed to secure together two or more of the vertebral bones so that they “fuse” together.  These surgeries are now often performed using minimally invasive techniques that minimize damage to the surrounding tissue and allow for a faster recovery with much less blood loss. Laser spine surgery is often promoted as being minimally or even noninvasive and risk-free.  However, these laser spine procedures do require incisions and the laser itself can result in many serious complications.

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Laser spine surgery or Laser Back Surgery has never been studied in a controlled clinical trial to determine its effectiveness. Marketing pitches for spine surgery performed with a laser often make bold major promises of pain relief for chronic neck and back pain and a quick return to normal life; sometimes in a matter of days. What is often not clear from marketing hype is that laser spine surgery or laser back surgery done at such places as the laser spine institute does actually involve surgery.  An incision is required to allow access to the spine area in need of care.  A focused beam of light (laser) is then used only to remove the soft tissues over the spine.   Bone and ligament are then removed in order to free the nerve from compression using small instruments.  The laser in laser spine surgery or laser back surgery actually plays a very minor role in the total surgical procedure of the spine.

Lasers are certainly not new technology by any means.  Lasers have been available for use in medicine since 1973.  However, they have not been widely adopted as a tool to be used in spinal surgery ever.  The fact is that most neurosurgeons do not use or recommend the use of lasers for any spine surgery because there are no clear benefits and there are other well-established and documented studies proving the effectiveness of more modern and established spine surgery techniques.

The Importance of a Proper Diagnosis of you Condition

It is important to have a proper diagnosis of your problem before deciding to undergo spine major surgery.  Most cases of back and neck pain are muscular in origin and do not require or benefit from surgery. Unless severe pain or muscle weakness is making walking or performing daily activities extremely difficult, surgery is rarely the first line of treatment ever. Anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and exercise, lifestyle changes and other noninvasive treatment modalities such as therapeutic massage are often successful at resolving back and neck pain.

If conservative treatments fail to reduce back pain, then surgery may be necessary, depending on your current diagnosis. For example, if you have a herniated disk with leg or arm pain as a major symptom that hasn’t been relieved with other treatments, discectomy may be appropriate. If surgery is recommended, get a clear explanation of your diagnosis and how the surgery will help relieve your symptoms.

Traditional spine surgery has been tested in numerous clinical trials.  The major vast majority of patients who undergo discectomy for treatment of a herniated disc experienced relief from pain and other symptoms.  In elderly patients diagnosed with spinal stenosis, laminectomy is also a highly effectively procedure. Very few neurosurgeons regard laser spine surgery as a viable alternative to conventional spine surgery techniques. BecomePainFree spine surgeons do not use or recommend laser spine surgery or laser back surgery such as the ones done at the laser spine institute.

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Texas Back Institute, Texas Back Institute Trained Surgeon, Texas Back Institute Fellow, TBI, Texas Back Institute Spine Surgeon

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Dr Saqib Siddiqui M.D.

BOARD ELIGIBLE ORTHOPEDIC and SPINE SURGEON Trained by the Texas Back Institute in Plano, Texas

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Dr Siddiqui is proficient in treating cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal conditions and disorders whether they require surgical treatment or non-operative treatment. Degenerative disc disease is a common problem that afflicts many individuals. There are many state of the art procedures available today such as artificial disc replacement (or spinal arthroplasty), dynamic stabilization, interspinous distraction for spinal stenosis, as well as more traditional options such as spinal fusion, epidural spinal injections, rhizotomy, spinal cord stimulators, selective nerve root blocks, facet blocks and sacroliiac joint injections. Dr Siddiqui is able to treat most of his patients conservatively with physical therapy, braces, injections and pain medications. If you do require surgical treatment ,you will have access to the world’s most advanced techniques such as minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr Siddiqui was the first surgeon in Houston to perform the XLIF (extreme lateral interbody fusion) which is a technique enabling the surgeon to fuse the lumbar spine through a 2 inch incision from the side, often being done as an ambulatory procedure at a surgery center. Dr Siddiqui is also one of only a handful of surgeons in Houston performing trans-sacral L5/S1 fusion also through a 1 to 2 inch incision. Dr Siddiqui also performs percutaneous discectomy for patients with a herniated lumbar or cervical disc. Patients are able to leave the surgery center in only a couple of hours after a 30 minute procedure sporting just a bandaid and little of no recovery time.

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My heart, my leads applied to my body with my hands, scanned on my scanner and converted to PNG on my computer. So any copyright that there may be in an EKG is mine, and I release it under GFDL. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Spine Injections: Spinal injections is the delivery of steroid medicine into the spine to decrease inflammation, swelling and pain in neck, back, arms and legs.

Pain Mapping Procedures: Pain Mapping process is the delivery of numbing medicine to the spine to map out the location of your pain.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Endoscopic Spine Surgery is extremely minimally invasive spine surgery. A micro video camera is inserted through a very small incision to the area causing pain. The camera then projects the images onto a video screen. Tiny instruments are inserted through the camera to fix the spine relieving weakness, pain and suffering.

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS)Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery is advanced spine surgery (i.e. spinal fusion) done through a tube to decrease skin and muscle retraction, damage and pain.

Complex Spine Surgery: Complex Spinal Surgery is surgical treatment of multi-level spinal disease not currently best treated by minimally invasive spine surgery for fractures, deformity and tumors.

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Pain, Spine Surgery, Back Surgery, Dr. Neil D. Shah, MD, Irving, TX

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Neil Dilip Shah, MD is a Board-Eligible Orthopedic Surgeon and Fellowship-Trained in Spine Surgeon withBecome Pain Free. Dr. Shah brings a conservative approach to low back and neck pain while also offering the most current minimally invasive surgical techniques when a procedure is indicated. He is dedicated to improving the quality of life for his patients through a multi-disciplinary approach customized to the specific needs of each individual.

Dr. Shah is meticulous in his desire to provide the least invasive treatment options. He does not rely on surgery but understands that in some cases it becomes the necessity for spinal restoration. In such situations, Dr. Shah wants to provide the quickest recovery through the use of the latest and most minimally invasive technology. He is well trained in all spinal procedures (cervical, thoracic and lumbar) including scoliosis and deformity surgeries.

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The lumbar region in regards to the rest of the spine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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