Understanding Lumbar Laminectomy Procedures

If you suffer from lower back pain caused by nerve compression, you may be a good candidate for a laminectomy in Miami. A laminectomy can quickly relieve lower back pain by eliminating pressure on the nerves. During this spine surgery, the orthopedic doctor creates an incision in the back and uses retractors to pull back the muscle. Then, he or she can remove part or all of the lamina to give the nerves more space.

You can hear more about this spine surgery by watching this animation. You’ll gain a basic understanding of the anatomy of the spine and you’ll hear about another spinal procedure known as a discectomy. Often, the surgeon will perform a discectomy in combination with the laminectomy. A discectomy involves the removal or partial removal of a herniated intervertebral disc.