Posted on February 26, 2015
If you have been told by a doctor that you need surgery to treat your chronic back pain, or are considering seeking laser back surgery yourself, you may be concerned about the impact the procedure will have on your life, even as you know that it is the only way to alleviate your back pain. Despite the negative impact back pain has on productivity, most patients cannot afford to take of 4-6 weeks of work, as is required by open back surgery.
Posted on February 26, 2015
Herniated discs are one of the most common causes of back pain and related symptoms. This is because, as the body ages, the discs lose fluid and become naturally more prone to tearing. Although there are steps people can take to reduce their risk of a herniated disc, few other back conditions are associated so strongly with the simple effects of aging. While back pain is unquestionably difficult to deal with, it can be hard to know when to seek treatment for your pain, and when to seek surgery after a diagnosis. Signs of a Herniated Disc
Posted on February 26, 2015

Spinal problems occur in a great many individuals at all stages of life; back pain is one of the most common reasons that Americans visit doctors. Many orthopedic issues - particularly arthritis and other joint problems - manifest themselves in the spine. To understand why back pain sometimes needs to be treated with surgery, it helps to understand the underlying factors which cause the majority of routine back problems. Causes of Spinal Problems
Posted on February 26, 2015
Many patients are conflicted after finding out they need surgery to treat their chronic back pain. While back pain has an extremely detrimental effect on quality of life, there is also a host of side effects associated with traditional open back surgery. Among these, infection is both relatively common and relatively dangerous.
Posted on February 26, 2015
Almost all surgeries require some downtime during which the patient must rest, and cannot return to work. This varies, depending on the procedure and the patient, from days to months. Traditionally, spine surgery has required several weeks away from work for even the most resilient patients. With modern techniques, however, patients can return to work in as little as a week. Procedures for Treating Herniated Discs
Posted on February 26, 2015
When considering any surgery, patients don't just want to be assured that the surgery is effective - they want to know whether the results will be permanent. In the case of surgery to treat herniated discs, there is only a low chance of repeated herniation after surgery; furthermore, the type of treatment does not affect the chances of another herniation occurring. Herniated Disc Treatments
Posted on February 26, 2015
In the past, treating back pain with spine surgery could be summed up by this mantra: It gets worse before it gets better. Treatment for routine spine conditions such as herniated discs, stenosis, and bone spurs was invasive and painful, with a long recovery time. Since the introduction of laser spine surgery, however, back patients who need surgery have more options than ever. Most common back conditions can be treated in an outpatient setting, and patients feel better even as the surgery takes place, instead of being in pain for weeks afterwards.
Posted on February 26, 2015
Herniated discs are a common culprit behind a wide range of back conditions, from muscle weakness to sciatica. Anyone suffering from the effects of a herniated disc knows how important getting effective treatment is. Fortunately, herniated discs can also be treated effectively or even cured with a range of methods. Causes & Symptoms
Posted on February 26, 2015
Almost all people experience back pain at one time or another - muscle strain, poor posture, pregnancy, and other temporary issues are common causes. However, some people have back pain which does not go away on its own; in this case, further diagnosis is treatment. Herniated discs are a common cause of chronic back and limb pain. While sometimes a herniated disc can be treated without surgery, many patients require herniated disc surgery to regain their quality of life.

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