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Two types of minimally invasive surgery for a disc protrusion

Surgery may be recommended to treat a disc protrusion if other, more conservative treatment methods have proven ineffective. If you have not found the relief you need using hot/cold therapy, taking pain medications, doing physical therapy or following any other conservative treatments, it may be time to consider surgery.

Types of minimally invasive surgery

While your physician may recommend traditional open neck or back surgery for your disc protrusion, you may be a candidate for minimally invasive surgery at USA Spine Care instead. Our procedures offer a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery.^ Our procedures fall into one of two categories:

  1. Minimally invasive decompression surgery. These procedures aim to relieve pressure on a nerve root or the spinal cord by removing a portion of a bone or disc that is coming in contact with them. Common procedures include laminotomy, foraminotomy and discectomy.
  2. Minimally invasive stabilization (MIS) surgery. These procedures are typically used in more advanced cases and involve fusing two vertebrae together to help stabilize the spine. Some of the procedures in this category include posterior cervical fusion, lateral lumbar interbody fusion and decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization™ device.

The type of disc protrusion surgery that is most suitable for you will depend on a number of factors unique to your individual condition. It is best to consult with a surgeon to find out which surgical procedure is most suitable for you.

Getting started at USA Spine Care

If you are interested in learning more about receiving minimally invasive surgery at USA Spine Care, contactus today. We can provide a no-cost MRI review* to help you find out if you are a candidate for our outpatient procedures.

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