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20 yo son to have a lumbar laminectomy this week. How rare for a 20yo and what is recovery time ?

20 yo son to have a lumbar laminectomy this week. How rare for a 20yo and what is recovery time ?

Can happen: Mode people with spinal stenosis are are older but congenital stenosis can occur earlier. Recovery is anywhere from 2-6 weeks depending on how much work is done. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
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Lumbar (Definition)

The lumbar part of the spine is the low back. It is made up of five bones (most of the time) stacked one on top of the other. They are connected by disks, facet joints, and ligaments. These soft parts allow for movement controlled by the spinal muscles; the muscles can also keep it stiff when need be. The lumbar spine also contains and protects nerves to ...Read more


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I am having a lumbar laminectomy- any thoughts or alternatives?

I am having a lumbar laminectomy- any thoughts or alternatives?

This is done for : Spinal stenosis or a large disc herniation causing predominantly leg pain that has failed non op care including: time, medication, physical therapy and possibly epidural steroid injections. It should not be done for predominantly back pain or in someone with imaging evidence of instability as the sole procedure. ...Read more

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I had a lumbar laminectomy 5 months ago, why am I still in pain?

That is a good one : There can be many reasons including that maybe you should not have had the laminectomy in the first place to that you are out of shape or you never were rehabilitated correctly or this is not your first spine surgery or you smoke, are obese or have underlying medical problems or multiple other sources for your back pain other than the one addressed by the laminectomy. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is a lumbar laminectomy hard to recover from?

This depends on : Several factors: your age, physical condition, underlying medical issues, your weight, smoking status, the diagnosis for your surgery and number of levels involved as well as presence of any other spine issues other than the one addressed by the surgery. In general, most people are bactk to their usual routines in 6-12 weeks after surgery? ...Read more

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How long should it take to recover from a lumbar laminectomy?

12 weeks in total : Ususlly you can return to all activities and sports after 12 weeks post operatively. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: lumbar laminectomy?

What is the definition or description of: lumbar laminectomy?

Laminectomy: Removing spinous processes and lamina and part of the joints in the lumbar spine to clear up arthritis pressing on nerves. It can be done either open or minimally invasive. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a lumbar laminectomy and work again?

Depends on: That depends on your age and health status and how conditioned or deconditioned you wree at the time of sugery and how many levels were involved in your surgery but generally 3 months. ...Read more

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What is a lumbar laminectomy like?

Can be helpful: You can see a description of this procedure at www.Spine-health.Com . The surgeon will go into your back with a small incision and remove a piece of your vertebrae called the lamina, which will relieve pressure where you most likely have a bulging or herniated disc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about lumbar laminectomy?

Can you tell me about lumbar laminectomy?

Can be helpful: You can see a description of this procedure at www.Spine-health.Com . The surgeon will go into your back with a small incision and remove a piece of your vertebrae called the lamina, which will relieve pressure where you most likely have a bulging or herniated disc. ...Read more

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Does having a lumbar laminectomy affect creatine levels?

Not the procedure: Do you mean creatinine, which reflects kidney issues, or creatine, which has to do with muscle problems? Either way, a lumbar surgery would not affect unless you experienced a medication or anesthesia reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Zachariah George
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Lumbar Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the lumbar (lower back) spine which is labeled the lamina to access the spinal canal where the neural tissue is found and the indications are multiple. There ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Laminectomy (Definition)

Surgical removal of the posterior roof of the vertebral bone of the spine which is labeled the lamina to access the pinal canal where the neural tissue is found and ...Read more