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7/14/2021 Daniella Johnson
Our spine is the important part of the body because of which movement is possible. Giving importance to spinal health is very essential to keep moving throughout life. Just imagine a life, without movement where you are immobile. It is quite difficult to deal with it. At times, we do not understand the importance of movement in our life.
As years pass by, the spinal health also tends to deteriorate and there may be wear and tear associated with the joints. Here, is the need to give importance to spinal health. Most of the time, spinal health is neglected. We tend to give more importance to brain and heart health. As age advances, the usage of spine increases.
The discs of the spine and the soft tissue structures of our spine will start to degenerate. The structure of the spine may become arthritic and enlarged putting more pressure on the spine. Neglecting spine health as we age can detroriate the problem and cause disability in future.
With the advancements in the medical field, there are many new surgeries coming up everyday for spine. One such surgery which is worth mentioning is the Spinal Laminectomy. Spinal Laminectomy is a very common spinal procedure in which the lamina bone is removed.
The goal of the Spinal Laminectomy is to relieve the pressure on the spine which is caused due to aging. Spinal Laminectomy can be performed in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine, however the lumbar spine is the most common location.
Spinal Laminectomy is the surgery that relieves the compression of the spinal cord. A doctor may recommend this surgery for those who experience chronic back pain which does not improve with other treatments.
Laminectimy involves partial or complete removal of the lamina which is the part of the vertebral bone. The lamina is the part of the vertebrae that covers and protects the spinal cord. Some people may refer to the surgery as the posterior spinal decompression.
Doctors use this procedure to treat the symptoms of spinal stenosis and herniated discs. Doctors use laminectomy to widen the spinal canal and relieve the pressure on the spinal cord or to the bony spurs that compresses the nerve roots.
Types of laminectomy & Procedure
Cervical Laminectomy : In this procedure, the surgeons perform surgery in the cervical or the neck region of the spine.
Lumbar Laminectomy : In this procedure, the surgeons perform surgery in the lumbar or the lower back region of the spine
Sacral Laminectomy : In this procedure, the surgeons perform surgery in the sacral or the lower part of the spine
Through spinal laminectomy, many problems of the spine can be relieved.
Certain points which you must bear in mind. Ensure the following:
During the procedure, a surgeon will perform the spinal Laminectomy in following steps -
What to expect after Spinal laminectomy surgery:
Every form of surgery has some risk and side effects. The main aim of your doctor is to help you during the recovery period with minimum risk and no side effects. Spinal Laminectomy has following side effects-
Recovery will depend on the person’s fitness and activity levels. It usually takes 4 -6 weeks for a person to return to normal level of mobility and function. However, this will depend on the severity of the condition and symptoms before operation.
Following spinal laminectomy, a patient will notice significant relief from spinal stenosis symptoms. Spinal Lamientomy is safe and effective treatment for people with spinal stenosis.