The board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Norton Leatherman Spine in Louisville and Southern Indiana perform laminectomy procedures to ease pain, tingling, numbness or weakening caused by pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
Our specialists’ decades of experience, specialized training and worldwide reputation for providing excellent care mean they have expertise in laminectomy, which is sometimes also called lumbar decompression.
Norton Leatherman Spine surgeons perform laminectomy to open the bony tunnels through which the spinal cord and nerves pass. This relieves pressure and pain.
Candidates for laminectomy may have significant pain, weakness, or numbness in the leg or foot that is worse than pain in the back. The pain is not improved with physical therapy or medication. Sometimes medical imaging reveals a structural issue in the spine that could require surgery.
The results of surgery depend on the patient. Your physician will recommend physical therapy that will aid your recovery. Pain may be relieved immediately or after several months as the body and nerve root heal.