The minimally invasive laminectomy procedure relieves lower back and leg pain often caused by a condition called spinal stenosis by removing part of the spinal lamina. The lamina is the bony roof of the vertebrae’s arch that protects the spinal cord and nerves. Spinal conditions like herniated discs and bone spurs can put pressure on these spinal nerves. By removing the entirety of the lamina, opening a window to clear excess materials and damaged bone to relieve pressure and pain. The laminectomy procedure is a minimally invasive spine surgery using a small incision for faster recovery times compared to traditional “open” back surgery.
If you are experiencing back and leg pain or pain, weakness, or numbness when standing or walking, but find relief when sitting down or stretching, you may be a candidate for a minimally invasive laminectomy. A consultation with Dr. Bruggeman to identify the cause of the pain will help determine which treatment is right for you. For patients diagnosed with herniated discs, bone spurs, and especially spinal stenosis, a laminectomy can be one of the minimally invasive procedures most effective for pain relief.
Spinal conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, bone spurs, and pinched nerves can all be treated by minimally invasive laminectomy by Dr. Bruggeman. Receiving an evaluation and diagnosis at Texas Spine Care Center, which can include diagnostic testing such as X-ray, MRI or CT scan, will determine whether or not you are a candidate for minimally invasive laminectomy. Back pain relief is within your reach with the expertise of Texas Spine Care Center’s top spine surgeons. Take the first step and schedule a consultation today.
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