The IntelliSpine Cervical Laser Procedure utilizes the anterior approach. No incisions are made. A laser is inserted through a needle and fired intermittently to reduce the herniated disc tissue and seal tears in the disc, decompressing the nerve.
Preparing for the IntelliSpine Cervical Procedure
Before pursuing the IntelliSpine Procedure, prospective patients should have tried conservative methods, such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, and spinal injections. If those methods have not produced meaningful relief, you may be a candidate for a North American Spine procedure.
This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and the recovery period is typically much shorter than open spine surgery. While any surgery requires time to heal, many patients report relief within the first few days and are able to return to light activities as well.