Lumbar Laminectomy

Every year more than 700,000 Americans seek surgery for back pain. Training before surgery can speed up your recovery. What is a laminectomy? It is surgery of the lumbar spine to decompress the spinal nerves in the lower back to relieve hip and leg pain caused by spinal stenosis, including sciatica. This procedure is also appropriate to remove bone spurs and ligaments that are pinching nerves and causing pain; for herniated discs causing leg pain, and for a slipped vertebra. It is the most common type of back surgery. The goal is to widen the spinal canal to alleviate pressure […]


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