Bulging Disc Treatment & Surgery Options
Once a bulging disc has been diagnosed, non-surgical treatment options include physical therapy, Chiropractic manipulation, lifestyle changes, weight loss and pain medications. However, when conservative treatments fail to offer lasting relief, surgery may be required.
The Bonati Spine Procedures offer an array of surgical techniques to treat bulging disc that may include:
• FORAMINOTOMY for Bulging Disc
A foraminotomy is a decompression surgery performed in order to increases the space of the foramen and hollow out the passageway where the nerve roots exit the spinal canal. The procedure involves the removal of bone or tissue that obstructs the neuroforamen and compresses the nerve roots leading to inflammation and radiating pain. The removal of part of the lamina is often necessary for the surgeon to gain access to the affected nerve roots in the neuroforamen. For this reason the foraminotomy is often performed in conjunction with a laminectomy or laminotomy.
• LAMINOTOMY for Buging Disc
A laminotomy is a common decompression surgery for spinal stenosis that resembles the laminectomy in its goals and technique. The difference between the laminectomy and the laminotomy is that the laminotomy involves making an opening in the lamina to gain access to the disc, where the laminectomy necessitates the removal of the lamina section of the vertebrae. In either case the goal is similar, to relieve pressure on the affected area and allow the nerve roots room to heal. Both procedures are often utilized in order to give the surgeon the proper space to perform the foraminotomy.
• DISCECTOMY for Bulging Disc
A procedure in which the diseased portion of the disc that is causing nerve compression is removed using specially adapted patented endoscopic instruments, and the Holmium YAG laser may be used to shrink and remodel the remaining disc.
If you suffer from a bulging disc or have already undergone open surgery or spinal fusion without success, the Bonati Spine Procedures are the most effective alternative to eliminate your pain. While traditional open spine surgery can require several days of hospitalization, the Bonati Spine Procedures carry fewer risks, with no hospital stay necessary and a rapid recovery.
We encourage you to contact us to request a no-obligation MRI review or discussion with one of our medical professionals. Find out why The Bonati Spine Procedures are considered to be among the world’s best solutions for spine problems.