Laminectomy surgery, also known as spinal decompression, may be a viable treatment option for adults who have severe or persistent back pain that does not improve with conservative therapies, such as physical therapy and medication. If you would like to explore the possibility of laminectomy surgery, consult with the spine surgeons at ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most advanced provider of orthopedic care in the Quad Cities. Since 1963, our team has catered to the orthopedic needs of families throughout Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, and surrounding communities.
A laminectomy is performed to increase space in a portion of the spinal canal, thereby relieving one or more pinched nerve roots and the uncomfortable symptoms that nerve compression may trigger. During the procedure, one or both laminae – the bony segments that form the arched back of each vertebra – are removed.
There are several conditions that may lead to the need for laminectomy surgery, including:
The board-certified orthopedic doctors at ORA Orthopedics’ Spine Center of Excellence provide a full spectrum of diagnostics, treatment and continuing care to patients with all types of spinal issues. If a patient is considered to be a candidate for laminectomy surgery, he or she will receive personalized care from surgeons who practice the latest advances in minimally invasive techniques. As our patient, you can be assured that all your concerns and questions will be addressed by your doctor, who will help you make an informed, confident decision regarding your spinal health.
Schedule an appointment at ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities to learn if laminectomy surgery is the right option for you. Our team also provides a variety of nonsurgical treatment methods, including physical therapy and epidural steroid injections.