What is a laminectomy?
Laminectomy is a spinal surgical procedure that attempts to relieve pressure on the spinal cord, cauda equina, or nerve roots in the spine. It is most commonly performed to relieve the pain resulting from spinal stenosis. Surgeons may treat one or more levels of the spine depending on where the spinal stenosis is located.
Is a laminectomy right for me?
Your physician might determine a laminectomy procedure is a good option for you if non-surgical treatment has failed to improve your condition, you feel numbness or weakness in your legs that makes walking or standing difficult, and/or you experience loss of bowel or bladder control.