Laminectomy (Lumbar & Cervical)
Laminectomy is a surgery that removes the lamina (back part of the vertebra that covers the spinal cord) to create space in the spinal canal, which in turn will relieve pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. Laminectomies are typically only used after a variety of other, more conservative, treatments are attempted, such as Physical Therapy or steroid injections.
Related procedures include Laminotomy (removal of the bony lamina above and below a pinched nerve) and discectomy (removal, or partial removal, of a spinal disc).
Conditions Treated with Laminectomies
- Herniated Disc
- Spinal Stenosis