refers to a surgery done in the spinal cord to remove the lamina, a portion
of the vertebral born.
What is Back Surgery laminectomy?
The Back Surgery Laminectomy is also known as open decompression and
it is mainly done for lumbar spinal stenosis to reduce the neural impingement
Back surgery laminectomy involves cutting a small part of the disc material
surrounded to the nerve root and thus allows more space or vacuum for
the better healing.
In most of the elderly patients, a case of spinal stenosis occurs due
to the enlargement of facet joints and these joints gradually offers pressure
on the nerves. Such a condition can be very effectively resolved by laminectomy.
In Back Surgery Laminectomy, small incisions are made on the skin and
the back muscles are kept aside instead of being cut. The vertebra parts
which are very near to the lamina are left undamaged. In the traditional
form of surgery, the entire backbone is removed along with the ligaments
and muscles attached to it.
The recovery period after Back Surgery Laminectomy may vary according
to the type of laminectomy the patient undergoes. Recovery period will
be in days in case of minimal procedure surgery and weeks or months for
a conventional open surgery.
Back Surgery Laminectomy
The cost of Back Surgery Laminectomy mainly depends on the type of surgery
performed. A less complicated laminotomy needs only a little time spent
in a spine centre or hospital. Tens of thousands of dollars is normally
spent by the patient for surgery without including the cost of operating
room and overnight stay in hospital. A less complicated laminectomy costs
around $15,000 USD. Remember that the cost of surgery is less important
when compared to the favorable results of the surgical procedure.
restrictions to be followed after Back Surgery Laminectomy
After the Back Surgery Laminectomy, the patient should be careful
while doing movements. The patient must not bend or twist.
The patient must not lift heavy objects. Light weight objects weighing
less than 10lb can be lifted by the patient by bending the knees using
Sports practice can be avoided.
Aerobic activities like running, jogging etc should be avoided
because this may cause movement of spine and pelvis.
Back strengthening and abdominal exercises can be practiced six
weeks after the Back Surgery Laminectomy.