Sciatica Treatment & Surgery Options
Non-surgical sciatica treatment options include; over-the-counter or prescription pain medications, steroid injections, chiropractic manipulation or physical therapy.
However, when sciatica is caused by a larger medical condition such as: bulging disc, herniated disc or spinal stenosis, surgical intervention may be required to achieve long-term relief .
If you have suffered from sciatica without relief or have undergone unsuccessful open or fusion surgical procedures in the past, you should know that the Bonati Spine Institute has more than 98.75% patient satisfaction rate. You don’t have to live with sciatica. You may be a candidate for the Bonati Spine Procedures for a permanent relief to your back pain. Dr. Bonati was among the first arthroscopic spinal surgeons in the U.S. and holds seven medical patents for procedures and instruments related to arthroscopic laser spine surgery.
The Bonati Spine Procedures offer an array of surgical techniques to treat sciatica that may include:
• DISCECTOMY for Sciatica
A Laser Discectomy is 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.
• FORAMINOTOMY for Sciatica
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.
• LAMINECTOMY for Sciatica
A laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed to treat spinal stenosis. The surgery is designed to relieve pressure (decompress) on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots through the widening of the spinal canal. The procedure is carried out by removing or trimming part of the lamina (roof) of the vertebrae in the compressed area. The removal of part of the lamina creates an opening for the compressed nerves, relieving pressure on the nerve roots and reducing inflammation. The partial removal of the lamina may also allow the surgeon to remove any bone spurs or damaged tissue causing pain and inflammation in the patient.
If you suffer from sciatica or have already undergone open surgery or spinal fusion without success, the Bonati Spine Procedures are the most effective alternative to eliminate your pain. You don’t have to live with sciatica. You may be a candidate for the Bonati Spine Procedures for a permanent relief for sciatic pain.
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.