Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery - LaminotomyThe Laminotomy procedure relieves pressure in the spinal canal and may be the appropriate treatment for spinal stenosis, herniated or bulging discs or other several other spine conditions.
The laminotomy procedure is designed to alleviate nerve pressure in the posterior of the spinal cord. The anterior of the vertebra includes a bone called the lamina. The lamina come together to form the anterior wall of your spinal canal, where your spinal cord is enclosed.
Several spine disorders cause the lamina to compress nerves, which can cause localized and shooting pains in the arms or legs. The condition that causes this problem is called spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal. A laminotomy procedure removes the section of the lamina that is compressing the nerve and causing pain.
Common conditions treated by the laminotomy procedure:
• Bone Spurs
• Pinched Nerve
• Spinal Stenosis
• Herniated Disc
• Bulging Disc
• Arthritis of the Spine