Relieving Nerve Compression Caused by a Bone Spur with a Laminectomy

Relieving Nerve Compression Caused by a Bone Spur with a Laminectomy

Low back pain strains your patience, limits your plans, and ruins a good night’s sleep. If your low back pain problem comes from bone spurs in your spine, you may need a surgical procedure called a laminectomy to relieve pressure on your spinal nerves and get you back to being pain-free.

At South Texas Spinal Clinic, our team of orthopedic surgeons provides expert surgical treatment for bone spurs, compressed nerves, and other spinal issues. Our experienced providers perform the laminectomy procedure from six locations throughout South Texas using the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Here’s what you need to know about how a laminectomy could solve your bone spur-related back pain.

Bone spurs and nerve compression

Bone spurs that form due to age and wear-and-tear on the bones of your spine in your lower back can put painful pressure on your nerves. In addition to your spinal bones, that area contains several major nerves.

When a nerve is pinched or compressed, you may feel stabbing or shooting pain in your back, numbness or tingling in your back and limbs, and even weakness and loss of function in your limbs.

Relieving pressure with a laminectomy

Our South Texas Spinal Clinic team may recommend a laminectomy as an effective treatment option to resolve your symptoms like chronic or severe low back pain. This procedure gets right to the source of the problem. Here’s how it works.

During a laminectomy, we create an incision and surgically remove a piece of your lamina, the arched part of spinal bones that creates the upper part of your spinal canal where nerves pass.

Laminectomy gives us a better view of the bone spur causing your lower back pain. We can remove as much bone as needed to eliminate pressure on your spinal nerves. Finally, we close the incision and provide you with post-surgery care and advice for at-home healing. It typically takes at least six weeks to recover a full range of motion after a laminectomy procedure.

Getting low back pain treatment

Resolving low back pain can be complicated, but with our South Texas Spinal Clinic team, you can trust our extensive experience and knowledge of spinal medicine. We ensure your condition is correctly diagnosed and that you get the interventional pain management treatment you need to relieve your symptoms.

We pursue conservative treatment options whenever possible. But, rest assured that you receive state-of-the-art care if you need a surgical procedure like a laminectomy. 

To learn more about whether a laminectomy could be your path to a life free from back pain, contact the team at South Texas Spinal Clinic today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now.

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