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Laminoforaminotomy Decompression Quick Facts

How It Works:

  • Treatment goal: clean out the foramen (area near your spinal cord) that is putting painful pressure on nerves
  • A small incision under 1-inch is made for our doctors to go around muscles instead of cutting through them
  • Our doctors “clean out” the foramen area using a small tool to instantly alleviate pain
  • The “cleaning out” process is done as a combination of 2 smaller procedures: laminectomy and foraminotomy
  • As an outpatient treatment, patients are able to return home the same day.

Types of Conditions:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Disc
  • Spinal Bone Spurs
  • Sciatica

Minimally invasive 2-in-1 treatment that effectively alleviates back pain for a long-term fix

Recovery Time*

4-6 weeks

* All recovery periods vary depending on the person or severity of the condition.

Is Laminoforaminotomy Decompression Right for Me?

There are several spinal conditions that you might experience that can cause changes in the spine, the most common being herniated discs, degenerative disc complications, facet joint syndrome, and spondylosis. Aging, injury or excessive wear-and-tear can also contribute to your condition.

Talk with your doctor or make an appointment with us to discuss a laminoforaminotomy decompression procedure if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Radiating pain
  • Pain that persists longer than a few months
  • Limited mobility in the neck or back
  • Weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities
  • Difficulty performing regular daily activities without pain

The endoscopic approach to a decompression procedure allows for a surgeon to remove a small portion of bone in the spinal foramina and lamina, which helps to relieve pressure on nerves and other spinal structures. If necessary, we may perform other surgical procedures alongside the decompression to treat any other conditions.

Am I Candidate for Laminoforaminotomy Decompression?

A laminoforaminotomy decompression provides relief on your spinal nerves and blood vessels, which helps to relieve pain and numbness. We use this endoscopic approach at Q Spine Institute as an outpatient procedure, and typically patients are able to leave the same day as their procedure.

All surgeries come with some kind of risk, so you should first consider more conservative treatments for your condition. If your condition worsens, however, you may want to consult with your doctor.

Contact us today for an appointment to discuss minimally invasive surgical treatments like laminoforaminotomy decompression. We look forward to helping you.

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