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What happens during a laminectomy procedure ?

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Dr. Mark Weston answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

The arch of bone the lamina behind the sac of fluld that contain your nerves is removed to enlarge the spinal canal to relieve pressue and canal narrowing.

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Dr. Stan Lee answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery

A laminectomy describes any procedure where the back bony covering (lamina) of the spine is surgically removed. The purpose is to gain access to the spinal canal to remove a disk herniation, bone spur, cyst, or anything else that is putting pressure on the nerve roots or spinal cord.

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