The Laminotomy procedure relieves pressure in your spinal canal. If you have spinal stenosis, a herniated disc or bulging disc or other spine conditions the laminotomy procedure may be the right course of treatment.
The laminotomy procedure is designed to relieve nerve pressure in the posterior of the spinal cord. Your spine consists of several vertebra stacked on top of each other, with discs in between each vertebra to let the spine move. The anterior of the vertebra includes a small bone called the lamina. The lamina come together to form the anterior wall of your spinal canal — the space where your spinal cord is held.
Certain spine conditions will cause the lamina to compress nerves in the spinal cord, creating a localized and shooting pain in the legs and/or arms. The condition that causes this problem is called spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal. Our laminotomy procedure uses advanced technology to remove the section of the lamina that is compressing the nerve and is the source of your pain.
Common spine conditions treated by the laminotomy procedure:
Nerve compression in the spinal canal can be caused by several conditions. A review of your most recent MRI report and health records can assist our Spine Specialists to determine the cause of pain and the best course of treatment.
The most common causes of nerve compression in the spine can include:
• Bone spurs
• Pinched nerve
• Spinal stenosis
• Herniated disc
• Bulging disc
• Arthritis of the spine