Lumbar laminectomy

By Renan Abagat PT

Lumbar Laminectomy

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.

JOI Low Back Pain

Acute pain in lower back

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