Lumbar Laminectomy / Spinal Decompression
Spinal arthritis and stenosis is a frequent cause of back pain, due to the compression of nerves by bone spurs. Lumbar or spinal decompression surgery, also known as lumbar laminectomy, is a commonly utilized procedure for the treatment of symptoms caused by spinal arthritis. By removing the source of nerve compression, lumbar laminectomies often result in significant improvement in a patient’s pain. These procedures are typically performed as outpatient surgery by Dr. Singh at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush.
How Spinal Decompression Works
Minimally invasive spinal decompression involves removing large arthritic bone spurs that are compressing nerves. Specifically, the lamina is removed to decompress the spinal cord and nerve roots. Thickened ligaments and bone spurs are also removed. Even when herniated discs are present, using spinal decompression can provide room for the spinal cord and nerve roots to help reduce and prevent nerve irritation. The video provided below helps demonstrate the steps involved in spinal decompression procedures.
Why Minimally Invasive Spinal Decompression is the Better Option
Unlike traditional techniques, minimally invasive spinal decompression requires shorter operation and shorter healing process. The process is easier on the body because there is less trauma and minimum blood loss. Also, the recovery is much quicker as compared to traditional surgery.
Learn More About Minimally Invasive Spinal Decompression
Do not take your spine health for granted. If the pain is too much and can no longer be tolerated, it is highly recommended that you seek the help of a medical professional. Contact us today to set up a consultation with Dr. Singh. He will determine the cause of your back problems and come up with a treatment plan to address your needs. If surgery is considered, minimally invasive spinal decompression may be for you.
Your journey to healing needs to have a starting point. Contact us now at 312-432-2373 so that you can be on your way to recovery.