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How long should a person need to be off work after a cervical laminectomy?

How long should a person need to be off work after a cervical laminectomy?

It depend?: Iknow everyone recovers differently but in general the kind of job you do is big factor, wither you have complications or , what kind of procedure done. Let assume one disc is done with had wear (plate) and you do desk job you could go back to work in 4 weeks. ...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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How long should you be off work after a cervical laminectomy?

Job?: It certainly depends on what job you have and your duties. I usually keep my patients off at least 4 weeks depending on how many levels are done and what their job is. ...Read more

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How long does a person need to be off work after? Cervical laminectomy? Surgery?

How long does a person need to be off work after? Cervical laminectomy? Surgery?

Depends: The most important thing is the type of surgery you experienced. Was it a posterior surgery- a true laminectomy? How many levels were operated on? What is your job? The only person who can answer your question is your surgeon. Give his office a call and see what he says. You don't want to go back too soon and risk a failure of your surgery. ...Read more

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Need a multilevel cervical laminectomy, please tell me what I can expect?

Need a multilevel cervical laminectomy, please tell me what I can expect?

Bone removal: Removing bone from the back of the spinal canal to decompress the spinal cord. Low risks in the hands of a good neurosurgeon. Quite a bit of pain for the first 2-3 days, not intolerable, and improves well after that. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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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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What to do if I have recently been told I may need to get a posterior cervical laminectomy?

Second opinion: There are many different type of pathology that can effect the cervical spine. There are several different treatment options for these pathologies as well. A laminectomy may be very reasonable for your cervical pathology. However, if you are not comfortable with your surgeons explanation and recommendation, then i would strongly urge you to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What do you know about arnold chiari.. And cervical laminectomy?

What do you know about arnold chiari.. And cervical laminectomy?

Surgery: Surgery for a chiari malformation includes removing bone from the back of the skull to decompress the cerebellum and then if the cerebellar tonsils are low enough then you remove bone from the back of the spine(laminectomy) to make room and decompress the cerebellar tonsils from pressing on the spinal cord. This surgery works very well with low risks. ...Read more

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What are the pros/cons of a 3 level cervical laminectomy w/o fusion vs a keyhole endoscopic decompression for stenosis(disc &spurs compressing nerves?

What are the pros/cons of a 3 level cervical laminectomy w/o fusion vs a keyhole endoscopic decompression for stenosis(disc &spurs compressing nerves?

Complex: It is a little complex to fully discuss in such a forum; but a for amounting would be appropriate if you are just having symptoms of foraminal stenosis causing pain in the arm, where a laminectomy may be needed if you have problems related to central cord compression. Definitely would need to discuss face to face with your surgeon. ...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


Cervical (Definition)

Cervical relates to the first seven vertebra of the spine. It is related it the neck. Also it refers to the muscular opening/exit of ...Read more