When nerves in the spinal cord are compressed, it can cause chronic neck or back pain. This can occur in issues such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, or bone spurs, which can stop you from living the life that you want due to debilitating pain. It may even cause difficulty with normal day-to-day activities such as working, sitting, or walking.
At Axis Brain & Back Institute, we understand the pain and discomfort that chronic spine conditions can cause. One procedure we specialize in is called a Laminotomy procedure, which is a minimally invasive way of relieving nerve pressure that is happening in the back of your spinal canal. If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a herniated disc, or another spinal condition, our Laminotomy procedure could help you get back to experiencing life fully again.
Is pain holding you back from achieving your dreams and aspirations? Dr. Aryan and Dr. Rubin want to help you get BACK@IT. Schedule your free MRI review so we can find out if a Laminotomy procedure is right for you. We take a complete look at your medical history in addition to the MRI review, so we can find out the cause of your problem and how to fix it.
About Minimally Invasive Laminotomy
The purpose of the laminotomy procedure is to relieve a compressed nerve occurring in the back of your spinal cord. The lamina is a small bone that is on the back of each vertabra, which join together forming the back wall of the spinal canal, which is where the spinal cord runs.
In some cases, conditions can force the lamina to compress one of the nerves located in the spinal canal, which can cause pain and discomfort, specifically in the leg or arm. The most common reason for this occurring is spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of the spinal canal. In a Laminotomy, we use a minimally invasive technique to remove the part of the lamina which is causing the compressed nerve.
If you are experiencing chronic pain, especially as a result of spinal stenosis, contact us today to see if a laminotomy is right for you. Our minimally invasive surgeries offer shorter recovery times, as they are outpatient procedures that require less than one inch incisions.
Symptoms Helped by Laminotomy
While each person’s symptoms will vary due to the severity of the condition and the patient’s medical history, there are a few common symptoms which typically get treated by this procedure. These include:
– Strong pain – If the compressed nerve is located in the lower back, pain and stiffness in that area are common, especially when standing or walking for a long period of time.
– Weakness in the extremities – Weakness in the arms or legs is common due to the spine’s inability to communicate with the extremities because of the compressed nerves. The exact area to experience weakness will depend on where the compressed nerve is located.
– Issues maintaining balance – Balance problems could happen due to the pain and weakness in the leg.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it might be time to contact us today for a free consult and MRI review to see how we can help. Get BACK@IT and overcome any pain that has been dictating what you can and cannot do. Take back your life!