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Norton Leatherman Spine is respected around the world as a leading provider of spine care. We also are the premier destination for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis in Louisville, Southern Indiana and beyond.
Spinal stenosis occurs as bone spurs or ligaments crowd the spinal cord inside the vertebra. Treating spinal stenosis focuses on relieving pressure on the spinal cord to relieve symptoms. Pain and difficulty with walking are common symptoms.
Our skilled physicians have the experience to identify the right treatment for spinal stenosis, a condition that affects millions of older patients.
Our specialists know that surgery isn’t right for everyone. If simpler treatments don’t work, and relief will come only from an operation, you’ll want surgeons with the most experience and expertise.
Hall of Fame trainer was back on horseback in about five weeks after lumbar decompression and fusion surgery.
Our orthopedic and neurosurgical spine physicians combine proven treatments that have built our reputation over 25 years with new developments at the leading edge of innovative care. We’ll evaluate your case and give you a treatment plan customized for you.
As the most comprehensive spine care team in the region, we routinely care for patients for whom treatment elsewhere has failed to provide the necessary relief. This is particularly true for spinal stenosis, where identifying the best treatment sometimes can be difficult.
If surgery is required, some patients with lumbar spinal stenosis can be treated by limited decompression of the involved nerves. In other cases, associated issues such as scoliosis or spondylolisthesis create the need for more involved procedures. Norton Leatherman Spine specialists have the experience and expertise to select the right procedure the first time. This helps to avoid poor outcomes or the need for additional surgeries.
Depending on your situation, our surgeons may perform a minimally invasive decompression to remove the overgrown ligament or bone spurs that cause your pain and difficulty with walking.
In this minimally invasive procedure, we make smaller incisions through which we can relieve the spinal stenosis. This eases pressure on the nerves and helps relieve pain.
A smaller incision means you can get back on your feet faster and resume living your life. Patients typically go home the day after surgery.
With spinal instability issues such as spondylolisthesis or lumbar scoliosis, your surgeon may need to restore spinal stability to relieve the spinal stenosis and allow effective decompression of the nerves. Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons have the training and experience to perform these procedures safely and effectively.
New advances such as robotic-assisted spinal surgery used at Norton Leatherman Spine allow for these more complicated procedures, with less recovery time and less postoperative pain. Decompression and fusion can reduce pain and restore function by removing bone and ligament overgrowth that causes spinal stenosis by compressing the nerves, while maintaining the spinal stability needed for full function.
The expertise of our surgeons helps us choose the right procedure the first time, so as to minimize the risk for complications or additional surgery.
Norton Leatherman Spine is a combined team of orthopedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons from Norton Neuroscience Institute and pain management specialists who provide care for adults and children from Louisville and Southern Indiana, as well as from across the region, nation and world.
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