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A minimally invasive spine surgery, a minimally invasive laminotomy relieves compression spinal nerve root from bone spurs and pinched nerves in the spine.  

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What Is a Minimally Invasive Laminotomy?

A minimally invasive laminotomy alleviates lower back and leg pain caused by compressed nerves by removing part of the spinal lamina. The lamina is the bony roof of the vertebrae arch protecting the spinal cord and nerves. Conditions like spinal stenosis, herniated discs, bone spurs, and abnormal facet joints put pressure or pinch these spinal nerves. By removing the portion of the lamina affected by these conditions, space is created and pressure is relieved from the nerves thereby relieving the pain. Thea minimally invasive laminotomy procedure is a minimally invasive surgery using small incisions for faster recovery times compared to traditional “open” back surgery.

Is a Minimally Invasive Laminotomy Right For Me?

Identifying the type of back and leg pain you are experiencing will help determine if a minimally invasive laminotomy is the right treatment for your case. Pain symptoms such as weakness and numbness in the arms and legs along with limited mobility and difficulty walking that have not made an improvement with conservative treatments, such as physical therapy, medications, or injections, are all signs to talk to Dr. Bruggeman about if a minimally invasive laminotomy is the right path for your pain relief. For patients diagnosed with herniated discs, bone spurs, pinched nerves, and especially spinal stenosis, the minimally invasive laminotomy is one of the least invasive procedures for effective pain relief.

Am I a Candidate for Endoscopic Laminotomy?

Receiving an evaluation and diagnosis by Dr. Bruggeman, which can include diagnostic testing such as X-ray, MRI or CT scan, will determine if you are a candidate for a minimally invasive laminotomy. Spinal conditions such as herniated discs, bone spurs, pinched nerves, and spinal stenosis can all be qualifiers for endoscopic laminotomy after a consultation with Dr. Bruggeman. Pain relief is within your reach at Texas Spine Care Center with a minimally invasive laminotomy or another of our many minimally invasive options.


Take the first step toward a pain-free life. Use our online pain evaluation tool to determine what treatment may be right for you.