Bulging Disc Sciatica Symptoms Can Often Be Treated at Laser Spine Institute
If your lower back has a bulging disc, sciatica pain may be an unfortunate part of your life. That’s because lumbar bulging discs in the right position can compress the sciatic nerve, causing a burning, shooting pain down the back of one of your legs. However, there are treatments for your bulging disc that can relieve your symptoms.
In fact, many people respond well to conservative treatments such as:
- Physical therapy
- Special stretches and exercises
- Over-the-counter medicines
However, if these treatments haven’t been successful at eliminating your bulging disc and sciatica symptoms, you may want to consider treatment at Laser Spine Institute (LSI). Our bulging disc treatment, the percutaneous endoscopic discectomy, employs innovative tools including a laser to remove the portion of your bulging disc that is pressing on nerve tissue. Like all of our treatments, it is performed using endoscopy, meaning that the surgical tools are fed to the bulging disc site through a narrow tube. This allows our surgeons to keep the incision small, and to avoid cutting any muscle. Endoscopy limits the risk of infection, scar tissue and other complications, making our procedure a great alternative for anyone nervous about the side effects of traditional open-back surgery.
If you’d like more information about treatment at LSI for a bulging disc, sciatica, or any other back or neck condition, contact us today. We’ll review your CT scan or MRI and let you know if you’re a good candidate for any of our procedures.