Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the bone canal through which the spinal cord runs and often does not cause any problem. However, in some cases, it is progressive and comes to compress the nerve roots. This causes intense pain in the leg. It is the most frequent reason for back surgery between over 65 years.
Laser spine surgery for spinal stenosis
Which are the advantages of laser spine surgery?
Unlike the antiquated “open” back surgery, there is laser spine surgery, which does not require hospitalization. It is minimally invasive, allowing patients to experience much less trauma. Patients who undergo this surgery can return to work and start their daily activities a lot more quickly than patients who have had “open” back surgeries.
Laser spine surgery is aimed at increasing the space for spinal nerves by shring bulging discs that may be impinging on nerves. The technique uses a needle to deliver laser energy into the disc.
About laser in medicine
The meaning of the laser in medicine grows continuously. The introduction of the most modern multi-channel systems at the beginning of the new century revolutionized medicinal laser therapy. Highly focused lasers (‘laser needles’) imply a deep penetration. Also, the combination of different laser wavelengths (red laser, infrared, green and blue) allow achieving various restorative effects on the tissue.
Thanks to the consequent research and technical improvement, lasers can now be applied directly into damaged tissue. It allows more effective treatment in disorders that do not react to traditional therapies. For instance, damage to the spine, hernias, osteoarthritis, etc.
The use of intravenous laser therapy entails a general energization. Also, an optimization of the metabolism and a reinforcement of the immune system. Therefore, it offers a successful possibility of treating numerous painful diseases resistant to traditional therapies.
With the laser needles, the emergent beam is configured. So it penetrates the tissue with its energetic light particles and can radiate in damaged tissue in the depth. Thanks to the high energy concentration and the treatment periods, a proven reaction can be achieved with excellent success in the treatment of pain.
About our clinic
Maximum security, the best technology and a multidisciplinary team focused on offering the best care to our patients. That is the structure that distinguishes the London Spine Unit.
Our medical team is made up of spine surgeons with complete training and extensive experience. They develop an important academic activity and are opinion leaders in their area of expertise. At the London Spine Unit, our main goal is the recovery of our patients. We have a group of high-level collaborators and specialists, all based on a high complexity private clinic.
The attention of spine problems from the simplest to the most complex will receive the best attention for maximum recovery.
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