Back Pain Surgery

Spinal Stenosis Surgery

Narrowing of the vertebrae space in the spine causes a pain and is referred to as spinal stenosis. Medications won't relieve the pain and you won't be in a position to do normal household work. In that case, surgery is the only option left for complete relief from the pain. The patient’s responses to non-surgical medication have to be taken into account. Spinal stenosis surgery is carried out in many ways.

The most common form of surgery for stenosis is called microdiscectomy or micro-decompression spinal surgery. In carrying out the surgery, a small portion of the cartilage or the bone is removed from under the nerve root. This relieves the neural impingement and greater space for the nerve is created. The nerve not only gets free from the pinch but also gets space for healing faster.

Another form of surgery for this problem is called percutaneous micro-decompression or endoscopic discectomy. In this form of surgery, lasers are used for shrinking the discs that have been under the pressure of spinal compression. This is the most advanced form of spinal surgery that treats the patient without any cut or tear.

After the surgery, the patient needs to follow certain restrictions and maintain proper positions for sleeping as well as sitting and walking. After two to three weeks, he is recommended some physiotherapy sessions for making the affected area stronger and more responsive to healing.