By Renan Abagat PT
Lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure done in the lower part of the spine designed to remove a small portion of the bone/ spine that is pinching a nerve root and/or a bulging disc that is pressing on a nerve causing pain, weakness and/or tingling in the back and lower extremities. Patients are usually required to stay in the hospital for 1-3 days and their return to normal activities is dependent on their condition prior to surgery as well as their age. Walking is one of the best things a post laminectomy patient can do barring any complications. They will also be asked to avoid excessive bending, lifting and twisting until their surgeon releases them to those activities.
Where is Telemedicine frequently used?
All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.
- To schedule a new patient or follow up patient appointment with your MD, please call (904)JOI-2000 or read more here about our orthopedic telemedicine providers.
- To schedule an appointment for physical or occupational therapy, call 904-858-7045 or call any of the 12 area JOI Rehab Centers.
JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.