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Laminectomy Surgery

A laminectomy, also referred to as decompression surgery, is a surgical procedure to remove bone spurs, or enlarged bone structures that have formed in the spinal canal. The bony overgrowths, which usually result from arthritis or aging, can cause pain, pressure, numbness and weakness in the arms, legs and back. 

Spine Center physicians use a minimally invasive technique, making a small incision in the back to remove vertebrae or bone spurs in the spine that are compressing nerves.

This surgery may be needed if you have pain or numbness in one or both legs, have weakness or heaviness in your buttocks or legs, or your symptoms interfere with daily life.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, and most patients go home after one to three days.

Learn about laminectomy in our health encyclopedia.

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