About Lumbar Laminectomy
Lumbar Laminectomy also known as decompression surgery is a procedure of the Lumbar spine in which the bony part of a vertebra, the lamina, is removed to create space in the spinal canal and relieve pressure from compressed nerve roots. Spinal nerves may become compressed by bone spurs caused by spinal arthritis, herniated discs, degenerative disc diseases, spinal stenosis, spinal injury, or spinal cord and brain tumors.
A Laminectomy is recommended only after conservative treatment options have failed to relieve symptoms. It is also prescribed when the symptoms are worsening quickly. A spine surgeon may perform a Lumbar Laminectomy in combination with a spinal fusion surgery if required.
Schedule an appointment at Complete Medical Wellness today to access the most reliable Laminectomy treatments in NJ.
Who Needs the Surgery?
Laminectomy is commonly recommended to ease pressure on a pinched nerve or nerves, treat a disk problem, or remove a tumor from the spine.
Patients who have been diagnosed with a spinal injury or disease, which is compressing nerve roots to cause severe pain are eligible for this spine surgery. Patients may experience severe neck pain and radicular pain, which limits their motor functions.
Patents who have not benefited from conservative treatment options after 6-12 weeks of treatment are also eligible for a lumbar laminectomy.
Complete Medical Wellness Center houses the finest Neuro spine treatments in NJ. Our state-of-the-art facility promises the most successful spine surgery in NJ.
How is it performed?
CMW has the most experienced spine surgeon in NJ who is ideal for a Lumbar Spine Surgery in NJ. You can expect the following in a Lumbar Laminectomy procedure:
- Spine specialists give general anesthesia to the patient.
- They monitor vitals before commencing the spine surgery.
- The surgeon makes small incisions in the patient’s back to insert instruments and remove the lamina. The surgeon may also remove part of the herniated disc or any disc material which has broken loose if required.
- If required, the spine specialists will perform spinal fusion surgery alongside the Laminectomy.
- The instruments are retracted, and incisions are closed with sutures.
The procedure may be called laser spine surgery if the spine specialists use a laser to remove soft tissue or tumors from the spinal cord. A patient’s post-op recovery depends on the severity of their condition, but commonly, a patient fully recovers after 4-6 weeks of surgery.