SUFFERING FROM A
HERNIATED OR EXTRUDED DISC?

An Endoscopic Discectomy could relieve your leg and back pain.
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Endoscopic Microdiscectomy

We have answers and options to relieve pain from Herniated Discs, Disc Bulges, Spinal Stenosis, Sciatica, Pinched Nerve, Annular Disc Tear, Degenerative Disc disease, Spondylosis/Spine Arthritis, Radiculopathy, Bone Spurs/Osteophytes and Facet Joint Syndrome?

Whether a minimally invasive spine surgery is the best option, a non-surgical pain treatment or regenerative medicine, we are confident you are in the right place and we will take great care of you!

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Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Microdiscectomy?

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An endoscopic microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive endoscopic surgery that allows direct visualization of the disc and nerves. This procedure is used for decompressing nerve roots damaged by compressed spinal discs.

It is usually indicated in patients with a herniated or compressed lumbar disc, who have not found adequate pain relief with pain management injections or conservative treatment. Or, the pain after a pain management injections returns rapidly and the pain is intolerable.

Many patients who suffer from sciatica, referred pain down either legs, and/or low back pain may be a candidate for this procedure. This procedure can also help in relieving pain associated with spinal stenosis and low back arthritis.

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Pain presents itself in many different ways, at different times and in many cases is triggered by specific activities. Modern Spine Medicine will be happy to answer your questions in conjunction with a personal phone call follow up with one of our doctors.

Please answer the questions as accurately as possible.

Benefits of Endoscopic Microdiscectomy

• Minimally invasive surgery – less trauma to muscles and soft tissue than with traditional open surgery
• Quick recovery time
• Minimal pain or discomfort following the surgery
• Immediate leg pain relief in most cases
• Fewer complications and risks than open spine surgery
• Small incision and minimal scar tissue
• High success rate and sustained success of the therapy
• No or minimal blood loss
• Possible use of local anesthesia
• Visual endoscopic control of the treatment
• No hardware placement or loss of mobility

What are the indications for a microdiscectomy?

• A microdiscectomy is indicated if the diagnostic injections to the injured area provide short term relief of the pain radiating down either leg
• Depending on the severity of the herniated or compressed disc, fragments can be extruded to decompress the affected nerve
• If conservative treatments are no longer providing enough relief or have stopped providing relief

Endoscopic Microdiscectomy

Defined as a minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic microdiscectomy requires a small 7mm incision, no larger than a Band-Aid, to gain access to the lumbar spine. A variety of equipment might be used, including x-rays, fluoroscopy, endoscopy, and video to determine the area for the incision to gain direct access to the compressed and herniated disc.

Unlike traditional open surgery, in which muscles, ligaments, and even and bones might be severed to reach the specified area; endoscopic microdiscectomy uses an endoscope, or small camera, to magnify the area where the microdiscectomy will be performed. Through the use of this technique only a small portion of the herniated disc that is compressing the spinal nerve needs to be removed.

What to expect after the procedure?

While this is an outpatient surgery, we do recommend resting initially and then gradually increasing activity levels. You may also be advised to wear a back brace for added support during the healing process.

If you are suffering from low-back pain and have been researching minimally invasive spine surgery as well as laser spine surgery, schedule an appointment to speak to one of our specialists. You may find that endoscopic microdiscectomy is the perfect solution for you. Often, this procedure is covered by healthcare insurance.

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About Modern Spine Medicine

As a multi-disciplinary team, we understand that pain can change and destroy a person’s life. It is discouraging to watch our patients, friends and family suffer in pain. We know we can make a difference and help provide the best education and options available. We offer Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, namely Endoscopic Microdiscectomy and Endoscopic Rhizotomy procedures. Our non-surgical treatments offered are therapeutic and diagnostic injection medicine therapy. These include epidural steroid injections, non-steroidal injections, nerve blocks and ablations, joint injections, and trigger point injections. We also offer many other procedures for pain relief. Stem cell therapy or regenerative medicine are great option for healing and have become very popular with patients over the past few years. We offer many options as well for stem cell therapy and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) and our Specialists can discuss all treatments.

We are passionate about giving life back to our community every day. We specialize in most types of pain, including neck and back pain, arm and shoulder pain, leg, hip and knee pain, as well as headaches and migraines. We treat pain from Car Accident or Wreck Injuries, Sport Injuries, Workman’s Comp and daily wear and tear.

We are excited to be known by our patients and referring Primary Care Physicians as Top Doctors and Top Pain Specialists in Phoenix. We are also proud to have great relationships with other pain centers like Arizona Pain Specialists, The Pain Centers of Arizona, Arizona Pain Centers, Advanced Pain Management, Sonoran Spine, Barrow Neurosurgical Institute and many neurospine surgeons and orthospine surgeons.

Modern Spine Medicine at Arizona Pain Treatment Centers has been serving the greater Phoenix area since 1997. We have patients under our care that live in Phoenix, North Phoenix, Scottsdale, Peoria, Glendale, Maryvale, Tolleson, South Phoenix, Mesa, East Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Queen Creek, San Tan Valley, Apache Junction, Tuscon, and even Globe.

We are commitment to making a difference and being the difference in all of our patient’s lives and their family and friends lives. Thank you!

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