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To have lower back surgery .They want tp preform a laminectomy. What can I expect?

To have lower back surgery .They want tp preform a laminectomy. What can I expect?

Surgical pain for a: Couple of weeks, which improves almost daily; relief from the leg symptoms (pain, numbness), + any bladder symptoms should improve. Pt and exercises to increase strength and range of motion in joints of your lower extremities ( ; upper) as well as the back would be started and you need to continue them for up to 3 months at least. Your surgeon would have you follow his postop regimen. Good luck. ...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


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I have been itching for a few days and alot of nerve pain to my feet, why. i had minor back surgery, microdisectomy& laminectomy a year ago?

I have been itching for a few days and alot of nerve pain to my feet, why. i had minor back surgery, microdisectomy& laminectomy a year ago?

Post op issue: All the nerves that go the foot originate in the lower back. It stands to reason that if you had recent surgery there then that is most likely the cause. Consult the surgeon who did your procedure ...Read more

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What is the best course of action after failed back surgery (lumbar laminectomy). Persistent burning pain along outside of leg and back weakness.

What is the best course of action after failed back surgery (lumbar laminectomy). Persistent burning pain along outside of leg and back weakness.

Re-eval: You need to be re-evaluated, preferably by your surgeon. Alternatively, you could consider seeing a non-surgical spine specialist, usually a physiatrist. There may be more simple solutions to your pain. ...Read more

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I have congenital spinal stenosis and have had two back surgeries, involvong laminectomies and chip removal. What is my best remedy?

I have congenital spinal stenosis and have had two back surgeries, involvong laminectomies and chip removal.  What is my best remedy?

Weight control: I am sorry for your condition but you can at least control your weight -- the lighter you are the less strain to the back and legs. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a back surgery on a herniated disk?

What is the recovery time for a back surgery on a herniated disk?

It depend: As you know we have so many operation for herniated disc. It take about 8-12 weeks. ...Read more

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Is the laser back surgery safer and less recovery time than open back surgery.wats the difference?

Is the laser back surgery safer and less recovery time than open back surgery.wats the difference?

Beware of Marketing: Gimmicks! The word "Laser" is used simply for the purpose of marketing, & drawing patients in, & not due to anything else. Laser is simply just a TOOL, not a procedure. To be able to use laser, one still has to make an incision, laser can then be used at the area of pathology if applicable pathology is present. It does not minimize the invasiveness of surgery if being performed by a well trained ...Read more

Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Decompression Laminectomy (Definition)

Lamina is the back side wall of bony tunnel where spinal cord and nerves travel. It can be removed to eliminate pressure (decompression), if you ...Read more