Decompression laminectomy

Also known as: Decompressive laminectomy, Diskectomy, Microdisketomy
Decompressive laminectomy is the most common type of surgery done to treat spinal stenosis. This surgery is done to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots caused by age-related changes in the spine. It also is done to treat other conditions, such as injuries to the spine, herniated discs, or tumors. In many cases, reducing pressure on the nerve roots can relieve pain and allow you to resume normal daily activities.

Laminectomy removes bone (parts of the vertebrae) and/or thickened tissue that is narrowing the spinal canal and squeezing the spinal cord and nerve roots. This procedure is done by surgically cutting into the back. Providence Brain Institute is a comprehensive, integrated program treating all conditions of the brain and spine. Our recognized specialists are a partner in your care, using the latest technology and techniques to develop the right treatment and recovery plan for you. For more information, please visit Providence Spine Services.

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Further testing often reveals that persistent pain has a treatable cause. – By J. Rafe Sales, M.D., orthopedic spine surgeon