Decompression Laminectomy Surgery
A laminectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove the back portion of the vertebra that covers the spinal canal. Laminectomy decompression surgery removes parts of the vertebrae or tissue that is causing a narrowing of the spinal canal, a condition known as spinal stenosis. By removing this portion of the vertebra, surgeons can remove the excess pressure that is being put on the nerves in the spine that can be causing the pain.
Usually a decompression laminectomy occurs in the cervical portion of the spine, but it may also be required in certain instance in the lumbar region. By relieving the pressure on the spinal cord, pain in the arms, shoulders, neck and lower extremities can be minimized and the patient can avoid more complicated surgeries such as a spinal fusion or artificial disc replacement surgery.
In many cases, once the surgery is successful in removing bones or part of the vertebrae, individuals can resume their normal levels of activities within a few weeks.
If you feel you are a candidate for decompression laminectomy surgery, then contact the Center for Advanced Spinal Care using the form to the right and a representative will follow up to schedule an appointment. If you are in need of immediate help, please call us directly at 1-888-777-5930.