Open vs. Closed

 

What are the benefits spinal disc surgery with laser?

  • The surgery is completed without application of anesthesia
  • It has a high accuracy.
  • The results are considerably successful. According to a research on 12539 patients in United States, the rate of success is more than 70%.
  • Today in many developed countries, this method is employed for the spinal disc treatment.
  • Unlike other methods such as Discogel and Ozone which are forbidden in the United States, this method is approved by FDA.
  • There is a significant decrease in the post-operation symptoms.
  • Usually the post-operation symptoms are reduced in short period of the time.
  • Since this method only uses a fine needle, there will be no wound on the skin.
  • Since using this method does not induce any damage to the muscle of back or waist and no bone is resected, therefore 6the surgery will not lead to the instability of the vertebrae and hence the patience will not experience any additional problem after the surgery.
  • The method does not result in stenosis around the spinal canal and spinal cord.
  • No damage to the spinal nerves that is typically common in the open surgery will occur.
  • Does not require to take long time rest after surgery and patient can go back to work in a short time.
  • The possibility of infection is very low.
  • The patient will not suffer from the side effects of general anesthesia.
  • The patient is able to spend his recovery time at the comfort of home with their family, instead of staying at the hospital. Therefore it is more cost-effective and economical for the patient.

Post-Operative Cares

  • The patient should avoid of bending suddenly, and should stay in bed for 24 hours after the surgery and not spend too much time sitting down or standing up, for first few days more than 20 minutes.
  • The patient can resume his daily activities after 2 to 3 days and can start working again after one week.
  • In case the patients feels spasm in their back or neck, they can frequently apply warm compress.
  • It is advised that the patient refrain from doing any heavy works and use a protective belt or medical brace. Afterwards, under the supervision of the surgeon, they can engage in appropriate physical exercises so they can have a healthy life free of pain.