This procedure is typically performed to alleviate pain being caused by the impingement of the spinal nerves. In older patients, spinal stenosis – a narrowing of the spinal canal – is typically caused by degenerative changes that lead. This leads to the enlargement of the facet joints, which place pressure on the nerves.
In the case of car accidents or sudden slip and falls, the trauma to the spine can actually cause this narrowing, which also leads placing painful pressure on the nerve roots. The sudden force of a car accident can result in serious and severe symptoms in a patient.
Removing part of the bone (lamina) through a laminectomy can give the affected nerve root more space and a better healing environment.
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The majority of patients will notice immediate improvement of some or all of their symptoms while other symptoms may improve more gradually. A positive attitude and following your doctor’s post-surgery instructions will contribute to a satisfactory outcome.