Minimally Invasive Microlaminectomy Surgery

Spinal stenosis, or symptomatic back pain, is a common problem among patients of all ages. While there are many different causes of back pain, including accidents, sports-related injuries, or common muscle strains, it often leads to debilitating aching, stiffness, and localized pain for many sufferers. If left untreated, the spinal issues that are causing this pain may lead to related symptoms in other parts of the body including your neck, arms, buttock, and legs.

Spinal Decompression Surgery Treatment

When nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy and certain medications are unsuccessful in effectively treating your cervical, thoracic, or lumbar spinal stenosis, our minimally invasive microlaminectomy surgery may be the best treatment option. In using a microscopic surgical approach to the spinal decompression, we create the smallest incision possible above the diseased spinal level(s) and remove the vertebral bone and soft tissue that are causing the painful nerve root compression on the spine.

Post-Operative Care

Post-surgery care at home may begin on the day of surgery. Patients are instructed to refrain from activities like bending, lifting more than five pounds, and twisting in the first couple of weeks to ensure a healthy recovery free of injury. Contact us to learn more about how our minimally invasive microlaminectomy surgery at Chatham Orthopaedics can offer long-term relief from your back pain today.

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