Monday, July 6, 2015

Who needs lumbar laminectomy

With growing age there is wear and tear in the vertebral column which might cause narrowing of the spinal canal. Important nerves to the lower limb and visceral organs traverse through the spinal canal which might get obstructed due to this narrowing.

Lumbar laminectomy is a procedure  in which a part of the bone which is causing compression on the nerve is removed. When the pressure on the nerve is removed the pain, paraesthesia and numbness goes away.

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