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Microdiscectomy is a procedure used for patients with painful low back (lumbar) herniated discs. This procedure is a commonly performed surgery that is done by neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons. The operation consists of removing a part of the intervertebral disc that is protruding into...

Chronic back pain can interfere with normal daily activities for many patients. A surgery used to relieve back pain is the laminectomy, which involves removal of a small portion of the vertebral bone (lamina). This eases compression of the spinal cord and nerves, and is...

Also known as percutaneous discectomy, disc decompression is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure used by doctors to treat painful discs in the spine. This procedure is performed by interventional pain management physicians or neurosurgeons. What is the benefit of a disc decompression over back surgery? The benefit...

A lumbar microdiscectomy is a surgery performed to provide decompression for spinal stenosis. When a portion of a lumbar (lower back) disc herniates, the inner material can press on or irritate the spinal cord and associated nerves. This can lead to serious leg and back...

Laminotomy is a surgical procedure where the lamina (portion of the spinal bone) is partially removed. The lamina of the vertebra serves as the roof of the spinal canal. The laminotomy is used to decompress the spinal cord and nerves, which serves as an “unroofing”...

A laminectomy is a surgery used to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves by removing a portion of the vertebra (spine bone). The lamina is the flattened segments located at the back area of the vertebral arch, which is a ring of bone that joints...

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