Lumbar Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery
We rely on our spine to sustain important bodily functions such as protecting our spinal cord or providing our body with structure. If you suffer from a herniated disc that pinches a spinal nerve root, leg pain or weakness, numbness in your extremities, or impaired bowel or bladder function, it may be time for you to consider lumbar microdiscectomy surgery.
At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our expert, highly-trained specialists can perform lumbar microdiscectomy surgery, a procedure designed to remove overgrown vertebral bone and soft tissue to relieve the compression of nerve roots in the lumbar spine and alleviate symptoms. Our team will work alongside you during your surgery and provide you with a rehabilitation plan to ensure you have a healthy, quick recovery.
If you are currently struggling with an impairment to your lumbar spine, do not allow your condition to worsen. Schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.
Lumbar Laminectomy Surgery Specialist - Bartlett, IL
Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal that is typically caused by bony growths that press against nerve roots. This can cause debilitating pain that can be detrimental to your quality of life. When pain caused by this condition begins to inhibit your ability to perform daily tasks or the activities you enjoy, then it may be time to consider surgical treatment.
At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our highly-trained, expert specialists can perform lumbar laminectomy, a procedure designed to relieve pressure on the nerve roots in the spine and alleviate pain. Our team will work alongside you during your surgery and provide you with a personalized rehabilitation plan to ensure a quick and healthy recovery.
If you are struggling with conditions such as spinal stenosis or a herniated disc, do not allow your condition to worsen. Schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.
What Is Lumbar Laminectomy?
Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure most often performed to treat leg pain related to herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and other related conditions.
Stenosis occurs as people age and the ligaments of the spine thicken and harden, discs bulge, bones and joints enlarge, and bone spurs (called osteophytes) form.
Spondylolisthesis (the slipping of one vertebra onto another) can also lead to compression.
The goal of a laminectomy is to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve by widening the spinal canal.
This is done by removing or trimming the lamina (roof) of the vertebrae to create more space for the nerves. A surgeon may perform a laminectomy with or without fusing vertebrae or removing part of a disc.
Various devices (like screws or rods) may be used to enhance the ability to obtain a solid fusion and support unstable areas of the spine.