Foraminotomy is a decompression surgery to widen the opening
in the back where nerve roots leave the spinal canal. This relieves pressure
on the nerve root.
This spine surgery may be necessary if symptoms include pain
in the thighs, lower back, calf, shoulder, arms or hands, or if you experience
numbness or tingling.
You will have an MRI to determine if this surgery is necessary.
procedure is performed in the hospital, under general anesthesia.
Learn more about foraminotomy in our health encyclopedia.
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