A laminoforaminotomy decompression is a procedure that uses minimally invasive techniques that expand the space in the spine by removing parts of the laminae and foramina within the vertebra. Foramina are the openings in each vertebra through which the spinal cord and other nerves pass. Laminae form the back side of the spine and make a “roof” for the spinal cord.
IS LAMINOFORAMINOTOMY DECOMPRESSION RIGHT FOR ME?
There are several spinal conditions that you might experience that can cause changes in the spine, the most common being herniated discs, degenerative disc complications, facet joint syndrome and spondylosis. Aging, injury or excessive wear-and-tear can also contribute to your condition.
Talk with your doctor or make an appointment with Dr. Joseph Weinstein about a laminoforaminotomy decompression procedure if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
- Radiating pain
- Pain that persists longer than a few months
- Limited mobility in the neck or back
- Weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities
- Difficulty performing regular daily activities without pain
The endoscopic approach to a decompression procedure allows for Dr. Joseph Weinstein to remove a small portion of bone in the spinal foramina and lamina, which helps to relieve pressure on nerves and other spinal structures. If necessary, Dr. Joseph Weinstein may perform other surgical procedures alongside the decompression to treat any other conditions.
In most of our patients, the endoscopic technique is preferred over a more traditional open back surgery, because recovery time is faster and the procedure requires less invasive surgical techniques.
AM I CANDIDATE FOR LAMINOFORAMINOTOMY DECOMPRESSION?
A laminoforaminotomy decompression provides relief on your spinal nerves and blood vessels, which helps to relieve pain and numbness. We use this endoscopic approach at Comprehensive Orthopedic and Spine Care as an outpatient procedure, and typically patients are able to leave the same day as their procedure.
All surgeries come with some kind of risk, so you should first consider more conservative treatments for your condition. If your condition worsens, however, you may want to consult with your doctor.
Contact us today for an appointment to discuss minimally invasive surgical treatments like laminoforaminotomy decompression. We look forward to helping you.