Lumbar laminectomy is a kind of laminectomy operation aims to treat the lumbar spine. It is the last option to treatment if back pain exercises and back pain remedies are no longer effective. Like other types of laminectomy, lumbar laminectomy is a procedure to remove the lamina or bony outer layer of the spine with the aim of decreasing pressure on the spinal cord — this operation most commonly used for back pain treatment and back pain relief.
Lumbar laminectomy may be used for different conditions like:
• Scoliosis – in degenerative scoliosis of adults, lumbar laminectomy is the last option
• Lumbar spinal stenosis – degeneration of joints and discs in the lumbar spine which depends on age, maybe the reason of high pressure on the spinal cord and consequently – to signs of spinal stenosis like increasing pain (especially sciatic nerve pain) and trouble in motoric functions. Lumbar laminectomy may be a valid medical treatment in these conditions.
• Removal of spine tumors may also carry out with lumbar laminectomy. To remove spine cancers, removal of the lamina is a necessity.
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