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Lumbar Decompression Surgery

Lumber Decompression is also known as a Lumbar Laminectomy. It is a surgical procedure that aims at removing unnecessary pressure from the compressed nerves in the lower portion of the spine. It is recommended for patients who are experiencing extreme symptoms that are not responding to prescribed medication and therapy. During the surgical intervention, the surgeon widens the spinal canal by removing a part of the lamina. This helps to create more space for the nerves and spinal cord, and relieve excess pressure from them. 

Who needs Spinal Decompression? 
Spinal Decompression is an option for patients who are experiencing persistent pain, numbness, and other symptoms related to nerve compression. Common indications of the procedure include:

  • Spinal Stenosis - A condition marked by the narrowing of the space within the spinal column that puts additional pressure on the nerves and spinal cord passing through it.
  • Slipped Disc - Also known as sciatica, it is marked by increased pressure on the spinal nerves due to a damaged disc
  • Spinal Injuries - Any injury involving the spine, that may be caused by an accident or traumatic event. 
  • Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression - This refers to the additional strain on the spinal column owing to the metastasis of cancer from some other part of the body.
  • Bone Spurs - The term is used for bony growths that develop on the spine as a result of wear and tear caused by arthritis or an injury. 

What are the different types of Spinal Decompression Surgery?
Lumbar Decompression Surgery is broadly classified into three different types. These include:

  • Lumbar Discectomy - The procedure is recommended for patients with damaged discs in the lower part of the spinal column. The surgery is carried out via a minimally invasive approach and involves the removal of the damaged disc that is compressing the nerves.
  • Foraminotomy - The surgery aims at enlarging the opening where the nerve roots exit the spinal column. This is done to reduce unnecessary pressure that has been building up on the nerves due to compression. Foraminotomy is usually performed on patients with foraminal stenosis. 
  • Laminectomy - It refers to the surgical extraction of the bone spurs so as to relieve pressure from the nerves that have been compressed by these. It is a major surgery that can be performed on any part of the spine, i.e., cervical, lumbar, sacral, and thoracic. 

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