Spine Lumbar Laminectomy
Spine lumber laminectomy can be used to treat stenosis, defined as the narrowing of the open space around the spinal cord. Stenosis is commonly a result of arthritis and may cause pain and weakness to the point of limiting a patient’s quality of life. The lumbar laminectomy is also called decompression because it removes small portions of the bone and ligaments that are compressing the spinal nerves. Patients should speak with their doctors to determine the benefits this surgery can provide for them.