USA Spine Care treatment options for spinal stenosis
USA Spine Care offers several minimally invasive treatment options for patients exploring their options for spinal stenosis surgery. Although each of our procedures for spinal stenosis are different, they have the same basic goal: removing excess tissue that is causing narrowing in the spinal column to relieve nerve compression. By doing so, our outpatient procedures can relieve symptoms like localized pain, shooting pain, tingling numbness and muscle weakness.
Below is some basic information about some of the minimally invasive decompression surgeries we perform to treat spinal stenosis.
A laminotomy is a procedure in which a small portion of a vertebra is removed to give the spinal cord more room. The lamina is a thin wall of bone on each of the vertebrae that helps to form the spinal canal. This procedure is an alternative to a surgery called laminectomy that involves removal of an entire lamina.
A foraminotomy is a procedure that involves widening an intervertebral foramen. The foramina are passages in between vertebrae through which nerve roots exit the spinal column to give sensation to the rest of the body. When these spaces are made smaller by herniated discs, bone spur growth or other issues, the nerve roots can be pinched. Our surgeons can address these issues by opening the affected opening and relieving the pressure.
A discectomy involves the partial removal of a spinal disc. This surgery intervenes when disc material has impinged upon surround nerves. In severe cases that require the complete removal of a disc, our surgeons perform minimally invasive spinal fusion procedures to ensure the spinal column is stabilized.
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For more information about our minimally invasive surgeries and how they can potentially relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis, contact USA Spine Care today. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide a free MRI review* to help you determine if you may be a candidate for our outpatient procedures.
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If you're living with spinal stenosis in the upper spine and searching for relief, reach out to USA Spine Care for help. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to helping people develop the right care plan to reach treatment goals and achieve lasting relief.
Patients can expect recovery to last 4-6 weeks in most cases (depending on the complexity of your condition). People who choose minimally invasive spine surgery recover faster and get back to work sooner than those who choose open back surgery. Read more in the links below: Recovery After a ProcedureWhat to ExpectRecovery Times
Problems from anesthesia.
A deep infection in the surgical wound.
A skin infection.
Nerve injury, including weakness, numbness, or paralysis.
Tears in the fibrous tissue that covers the spinal cord and the nerve near the spinal cord. These tears may require more surgery.
Trouble passing urine, or loss of bladder or bowel control.
Long-term (chronic) pain, which happens after surgery in some cases.
The chance that the surgery won't relieve your symptoms. And even if you get better with surgery, there is a chance that you may get new symptoms in the future.
Death from problems caused by surgery, but this is rare.
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