If you are experiencing nerve pain and entrapment caused by bone spurs, spinal decompression surgery can be very effective. Through a small working channel, the muscles of your back are gently retracted. Through a laminatomy, or a small window in the bone overlying the nerves in your spine, the passageway of the nerve can be visualized.
Bone outgrowths or arthritis of the joints in the back of your spine can produce impingement or narrowing of these passageways. Spinal decompression surgery is designed to re-open and remove the bone spurs from the nerve passageways and free the nerve.
SPINAL DECOMPRESSION SURGERY TREATS THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
General anesthesia and muscle relaxation are needed for a comfortable experience.
An initial two weeks of rest and relaxation are needed to ensure proper healing and adequate pain relief. By the third week after surgery, a course of physical therapy and stretch exercise regimen will be prescribed for you. Most people are able to resume their normal activities by four weeks after the surgery.