About Lumbar Laminectomy
A lumbar laminectomy reduces the pressure on the spinal nerves and the irritation and inflammation of the spinal nerves. To perform a lumbar spine laminectomy, an incision is made down the center of the lower back and the muscles are moved to the side. Then an X-ray is taken to make sure the correct vertebrae have been selected. Once this is determined, the lamina, the back side of the spinal canal, is removed. Removing the lamina provides more room for the nerves and allows the removal of bone spurs, alleviating the source of the pain.
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Spondylolisthesis (stress fracture causing vertebrae to slip out of position)
Lumbar Spondylolisthesis In spondylolisthesis, one of the vertebra in the spine slips forward and out of place. This may occur anywhere along the spine, but is most common in the lower back. In some people, this causes no symptoms at…Read More »
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis A common cause of lower back and leg pain is lumbar spinal stenosis. As we age, our spines change. The normal effects of aging can lead to narrowing of the spinal canal. This condition is called spinal…Read More »