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.
Laminectomy Options. Most lumbar spine procedures are performed to decompress and create more space for the nerves in the spinal canal. A classic laminectomy involves removal of more bone as compared to newer minimally invasive procedures as an interlaminar decompression through a unilateral laminotomy (hole). Depending on the pathology, some disc herniations can be removed with an endoscope through an 8 mm incision.
Yes. You can try physical therapy and injections prior to the laminectomy. If those don't make you better, the lumbar laminectomy is a great procedure with minimal risks and complications while giving great results.

Related Questions

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.

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.

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.

What is the definition or description of: lumbar laminectomy?

The excision or. 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 are 5 lumbar vertebra.
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.
Removal. The term lumbar laminectomy refers to a removal of one or more lamina from the lumbar spine. A lumbar laminectomy is often done as part of a lumbar decompression surgery often for someone with spinal stenosis.

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

Leg or back pain? Back surgical muscle changes scarringi if it is leg pain get a new image. Of your low back I like ct myleograms after surgery postop MRI can be misleading.
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.