Spinal Decompression Surgery

Lumbar decompression surgeries are performed at Triangle Orthopaedics to alleviate pain that is associated with a herniated or ruptured disc placing pressure on a nerve.

The conditions than may cause neural impingement, and may require surgery include:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Herniated Discs
  • Degenerative or Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Tumors

Lumbar decompression surgeries have a high level of success in alleviating radiating leg pain and lower back pain. During the procedure, a small piece of bone over the nerve root is removed to give the nerve root more space. In turn, a better healing environment is created for the neural impingement.

With microdiscectomy, a one-inch incision is made in the midline of the lower back. The erector spinae muscles are lifted off of the spine. Since these muscles run vertically, the muscles are just moved, and do not need to be cut.

In some cases, spinal fusion surgery may become a necessary step in order to achieve adequate decompression of a pinched nerve root. Your surgeon will discuss the possibility of spinal fusion surgery with you during a consultation.

More about Spinal Decompression

To learn more information about spinal decompression surgery, contact our Triangle Orthopaedic team of specialists. We will answer all of your questions and provide you with additional information to ensure that you understand the procedure.

Spinal decompression surgery can make a dramatic difference in reducing back pain. For additional information about spinal decompression, contact our Triangle Orthopaedics team today.

Below are the most common surgeries performed by our spine center specialists:

Lumbar Spine (Lower Back)

Neck (Cervical Spine)

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