What is laser disc surgery?
Spinal Disc disease is a health problem that generally affects the population after the second decade of life, in their full working capacity. It is estimated that 60-70% of the population at any time of life has suffered from low back pain and 20% of patients with a herniated disc may require surgery.
The problems derived from disc degeneration, associated with predisposing factors such as standing, work activity and stress of the modern era, are responsible for the onset of this disease.
In most cases, back discomfort can be remedied by conservative therapies such as injections, electrotherapy, massage or medication. However, if these measures are not enough, doctors have to eliminate the cause permanently by using some form of invasive procedures.
In these circumstances, minimally invasive treatments are the first line approach, and percutaneous laser decompression has been designed specifically for this purpose.