Endoscopic spine procedures have proved of value not only for discectomy but also for many other back problems. With this minimally invasive technique, all kinds of back & neck pain can be addressed in a very tissue-preserving way. It helps also with chronic back problems that result from stenosis, radiculopathy, sciatica, facet joints arthritis, sacroilitis and all kinds of disc herniation.
Some of the current application of the ever-expanding role of endoscopy in spine diseases
Endoscopic discectomy is a minimally invasive spine procedure, which allows us to treat any problematic disc more safely with a great success rate than open spine surgery.
Endoscopic foraminotomy or Foraminoplasty is a minimally invasive spine procedure used to relieve pressure to spinal nerve roots, caused by compression from bone spurs, disc herniations, scar tissue, or excessive ligaments. The purpose of the foraminotomy is to enlarge or open the narrowed region giving rise to compression on spinal nerves, so the nerves would have more room to move around without compression.
Endoscopic facet rhizotomy is an advanced minimally invasive spine procedure alleviating pain coming from facet joint syndrome or spine arthritis since facet joints are often a primary source of chronic low back & neck pain because they are almost constantly in motion as we move about and can break down as we age and from repetitive injury.
Endoscopic sacral neurotomy In Endoscopic neurotomy nerves are ablated under direct vision, thus gives a better outcome. We can say with surety that Endoscopic Sacral Neurotomy is the most effective way of treating chronic low back pain associated with the sacroiliac joint complex.