An innovation, a laser procedure that help patients with herniated disks find more relief than those who have traditional back surgery, a top pain expert says. Herniated disks, a degeneration of cushiony tissue between spinal bones, can cause too much pain and limb numbness. It is a common problem that often comes with aging.
Conventionally, open back surgery was executed to remove the disk. However, minimally invasive procedures have been recognized popularly, says Sukdeb Datta, M.D., medical director of the Datta Endoscope Back Surgery and Pain Center, which operates 10 offices in New York and New Jersey. Minimally invasive procedures are superior to back surgery for several reasons, Dr. Datta told Newsmax Health. They are less painful, have need of less recovery time, and are less likely to interrupt nerves in the foramina, the canals that hold the nerves in the spinal column.
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