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Lumbar – Laminectomy

A posterior lumbar laminectomy, which is also called a decompression, is done to treat pain caused by degenerative conditions in the lower back. Disc degeneration, bone spurs, and other conditions can cause pressure on the ...

Thoracic – Thoracic Laminectomy and Instrumentation

A narrowing of the spinal canal can cause painful pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. Sometimes the source of this narrowing is a tumor that has spread to the thoracic region of the spine and is pushing on the spinal ...

Lumbar – Laminectomy, Fusion – Uninstrumented

A posterior lumbar laminectomy, which is also called a decompression, is done to treat pain caused by degenerative conditions in the lower back. Disc degeneration, bone spurs, and other conditions can cause pressure on the ...

Lumbar – Laminectomy, Fusion – Instrumented

A posterior lumbar laminectomy is done to correct spinal stenosis, which is a narrowing of the spinal canal caused by degenerative conditions in the lower back. Pressure on the spinal nerves exiting the spine causes pain, ...

Cervical – Cervical Laminectomy, Fusion – Instrumented

A cervical laminectomy removes the spinous process and lamina from a vertebra to eliminate pressure on the spinal cord. The source of the pressure is often spinal stenosis, a condition in which there is a narrowing of the ...

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Decompressive Lumbar Laminectomy

Pain, weakness or numbness in the legs can result from spinal stenosis, compression of the nerves in the lumbar region. This condition significantly limits the ability to walk without experiencing cramping in the buttocks ...

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Understanding Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Written by Alok Sharan, MD

This article discusses a condition called degenerative spondylolisthesis. Dr. Sharan provides a brief explanation of spondylolisthesis and the operative and non-operative therapy options.

Understanding Spinal Stenosis

Written by Chris Sliva, MD

This article discusses a degenerative condition called spinal stenosis, usually seen as part of the normal aging process. Dr. Sliva describes common symptoms and surgical and non-surgical treatments.

Minimally Invasive Posterior Lumbar Disc Surgery

Written by Woeltjen, Bonnie Lane PA-C, Jones, Stanley C MD

The purpose of this review article is to report the history of minimally invasive lumbar spine surgery, placing a special emphasis on intradiscal surgery, identify current procedures and report the future outlook of such ...