An Endoscopic Laminectomy can decompress the spinal canal by removing the lamina and/or the spinous process to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots.
DO I NEED AN ENDOSCOPIC LAMINECTOMY?
When there’s too much pressure on the nerves comprising your spinal cord, such as in instances of a spine condition, it can cause pain, numbness, weakness, and muscle spasms. If you are suffering from a spinal nerve-related condition, you may need an Endoscopic Laminectomy.
The nerves in your body act like electrical wires in that they carry messages between the brain and your muscles. When a nerve is pinched or compressed, the electrical flow is interrupted, resulting in pain and other symptoms. An Endoscopic Laminectomy, or spinal decompression surgery, creates space around the spinal cord and surrounding nerves by removing the lamina (boney extensions on spinal vertebrae) that is putting pressure on nearby nerve roots.
If you notice pain in your arm, leg, or back, it’s important to consult a physician to find out if the pain is coming from a compressed or pinched spinal nerve. Compressed spinal nerves can be caused by:
If your diagnosed spine condition has not improved with conservative care, you may need an Endoscopic Laminectomy. Try our treatment finder tool below to see if an Endoscopic Laminectomy is right for you.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR AN ENDOSCOPIC LAMINECTOMY?
At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine, we pride ourselves in never performing unnecessary surgeries. This means that we exhaust all non-surgical and conservative treatment options before turning to minimally invasive surgery to alleviate your pain.
To consider an Endoscopic Laminectomy, we look for indications of no response or no improvement to non-surgical treatments or even worsening with non-surgical treatments. In rare cases, the condition may be too severe for non-surgical treatments.
Candidacy for an Endoscopic Laminectomy, to remove the lamina of a vertebra that is compressing a nerve, can be determined by your physician. People who have experienced a herniated disk or spinal stenosis may have been advised to undergo an Endoscopic Laminectomy.
At Oasis Orthopedic & Spine, your specialist will thoroughly assess your medical history, spine condition symptoms, the progression of your situation. Imaging such as an x-ray or MRI may also be required. If you have a compressed nerve causing back pain that limits your ability to work, play, or sleep, and non-surgical, conservative care hasn’t improved your situation, you may be a good candidate for an Endoscopic Laminectomy.
An Endoscopic Laminectomy can help you get your life back. If you have exhausted all non-surgical options without finding lasting relief from your pain, find out if you qualify for an Endoscopic Laminectomy with our candidacy check tool below.