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Could I have to quit doing extreme sports after a laminectomy?

Could I have to quit doing extreme sports after a laminectomy?

No: Aproperly done laminectomy doesn't affect spine stabilityin the low back check with uour surgeon if in your neck. ...Read more

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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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Why do I still have sciatic pain after laminectomy from l-2 to s-1?

Why do I still have sciatic pain after laminectomy from l-2 to s-1?

Residual?: If the pain never improved, there is a chance you might still have residual narrowing around a given nerve or nerves. Talk to your surgeon. Scarring and other post-op changes sometimes can sometimes transiently contribute. ...Read more

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I need to know what color Scsr Tissue would be on an MRi done with no contrast! I had a double laminectomy 6 mo ago, at L 4-5 & L 5/S 1.

I need to know what color Scsr Tissue would be on an MRi done with no contrast! I had a double laminectomy 6 mo ago, at L 4-5 & L 5/S 1.

Contrast needed to: Tell scar tissue from other tissues, unfortunately. The truthful answer to your question is "gray". Scar tissue is a relatively bland gray on all sequences of a noncontrast MR. That is why contrast is recommended in patients who've had surgery. If you have MR on CD, I can review at HealthTap Concierge, healthtap. Com/saurbornmd, but I may not be able to answer your question without contrast images. ...Read more

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How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

How do microspinoscopies compare with fusions and conventional laminectomies?

Surgeon: Very complicated to answer. Depends on the reason for surgery. Please ask your surgeon for his explanation, and then request a second opinion if not comfortable with the answer. ...Read more

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Is a laminectomy dangerous?

Is a laminectomy dangerous?

Let me explain: All surgery have risk in general and some have particular risk because the locations. Be sure to ask the doctor about that and how many complications he had before with this surgery. Thousands of laminectomies done in the usa every year there are about 1-3 % possible complications. ...Read more

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How does a laminectomy function?

How does a laminectomy function?

Less nerve pressure: The lamina is the part of the bony spine that covers the back part of the nerve and the spinal cord. A laminectomy means removing the lamina. This can relieve some of the pressure off the spinal cord or the nerves. This can results in less pain, numbness, and/or weakness radiating into the extremities. ...Read more

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What is laminectomy defect mean?

What is laminectomy defect mean?

Old surgery: 'laminectomy defect' just means prior surgery or laminectomy seen on a imaging study (usually an mri). ...Read more

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What is pre and post laminectomy?

What is pre and post laminectomy?

Depends: This could mean x-rays that were done of the spine before (pre) and after (post) a laminectomy (surgical procedures). But it could refer to anything else that was done before and after the surgery, including symptoms, labwork, etc. ...Read more

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What happens during a laminectomy procedure?

What happens during a laminectomy procedure?

Nerve decompression: 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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: laminectomy?

What is the definition or description of: laminectomy?

The excision or: 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 the indications are multiple. ...Read more

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What is decompression laminectomy?

What is decompression laminectomy?

Spine surgery: Decompression laminectomy is where the surgeon takes off the bone and lamina on the backside of the spine. It is most commonly done for spinal stenosis where there is a narrowing of the spinal canal and it can be a useful procedure depending on the patient's symptoms. ...Read more

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How big? Is the incision for a laminectomy?

How big? Is the incision for a laminectomy?

About an inch: For a single level laminectomy, the incision will be about 1 inch. For each additional level, add about an inch. It may be a little bigger or smaller, but this is a pretty good estimation. ...Read more

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Is back pain after a laminectomy normal?

Is back pain after a laminectomy normal?

Common: Pain is never a normal condition. Pain after a laminectomy is very common. It will take at least a year for healing. ...Read more

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Is having sciatica after laminectomy normal?

Is having sciatica after laminectomy normal?

Scar vs Herniation: Given that you recently had a laminectomy, you could have re-herniated in the same area or developed scar tissue in the area causing pressure on the nerves that exit the spine. I would consult your surgeon to discuss you options, you may need new imaging to see if any changes have taken place. ...Read more

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How do patients do after laminectomy surgery?

How do patients do after laminectomy surgery?

Very well: Laminectomy is a very successful surgery when performed for the correct indication. As with any surgery, if it's done for the wrong reason, it will not be successful. Find an orthospine surgeon or neurosurgeon with a great reputation whom you can trust and discuss it with him. ...Read more

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Can my dad go on a flight after a laminectomy?

Can my dad go on a flight after a laminectomy?

Surgery Flying: The main problem with flying after lumbar spine surgery is the inability of your surgeon to care for you in another city. This leaves the emergency room as your main source of care if a problem arises. Stay home for a least the first six weeks if possible. As far as flying is concerned, no specific contraindications after spine surgery is identified. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have cervical laminectomy?

What does it mean to have cervical laminectomy?

See below: To remove the posterior portion of the spinal canal in the neck region to reduce pressure or compression on the spinal cord itself. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about scoliosis and laminectomy?

Can you tell me about scoliosis and laminectomy?

Yes: Normally, when you look at the spine from the back it should be straight. If it is curved and the curve is greater than 10 degrees, then it is called scoliosis. A laminectomy is a surgical procedure done primarily to decompress "pinched" nerves. If an excessive amount of the stabilizing structures of the spine are removed during the decompression, a laminectomy can cause or worsen scolioisis. ...Read more

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Cure for bladder disfunctions after laminectomy?

Cure for bladder disfunctions after laminectomy?

Urinary retrntion: Usually will improve over time. May need meds like Flomax (tamsulosin) to empty the bladder temporarily. In the worst case scenario if there is severe nerve damage then one has to learn self catheterization. ...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