Get the Facts About Laminectomy Surgery

Many people experience back pain to the degree that it interferes with their daily lives. If you have been suffering from back pain and conservative treatment has not been effective, back surgery in Miami may be indicated. Laminectomy is one of the more common back surgeries, and can vastly reduce or eliminate your back pain. Watch this video to learn about the laminectomy procedure.

During a laminectomy, your surgeon will be removing portions of one or more of your vertebrae, depending on your particular condition. Other elements such as ligaments, bone spurs, or tumors that are pressing on the nerves of the spine may also be removed during this procedure. The amount of spinal bone that is removed is based on your condition, and could be on the smaller or larger side. Once your surgery is complete, your back will be stitched. As you are recovering, you will be monitored closely to make sure your leg strength is normal, and you’ll be encouraged to begin walking as soon as you are comfortable.

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