Lumbar Surgery Resources
Most often spinal fusion surgery is used to treat condition of the lumbar spinal region. A spinal fusion can be also used to correct cervical and thoracic problems, although there are conditions that require spinal fusion surgery in the thorasic region of the spine.
Today spine surgery can be performed by either a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon. There is an emerging field of “spine surgery” that incorporates both specialties.
Laser back surgery also referred to as laser spine surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that treats all sorts of upper and lower back conditions such as a pinched nerve, a herniated disc, spinal stenosis and many other back conditions.
One of the best ways to avoid painful cervical spine condition and treatments such as neck spurs surgery is to take proper care of your neck!
Laser spine surgery has become a viable alternative to having a spinal fusion when combating back pain. During spinal fusion back surgery the main goal achieved is the fusion of one or more vertebrae of the spine.
Foraminotomy is a medical operation used to relieve pressure on nerves that are being compressed by the intervertebral foramen, the space in the vertebra where a nerve root exits the spinal canal.
A laminotomy is a surgical procedure that is used to relieve pressure off the spinal canal for the exiting nerve root and spinal cord, increasing the amount of space available for the neural tissue and thus releasing the nerve(s).
Percutaneous Discectomy is the surgical removal of herniated disc/bulging disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord.
The facet joints are the joint structures that connect the vertebrae to one another. Thermal ablation refers to the laser eradication of the effected nerve.
The body then heals the grafts over several months - similar to healing a fracture - which joins the vertebrae together. This surgery is often recommended for people with Degenerative Disc Disease and Spondylolisthesis.
Arthritic symptoms will generally cause some form of localized pain, most often felt when there is an increase in a patients activity level.
In cases of arthritis in the spine, arthritic joints will often stiffen up leading to a reduction in motion and localized pain.
If the Sciatic nerve is being impinged the symptom most often associated with this is pain that felt in the buttocks that radiates into the hips and down the legs.
The tingling sensations that you may be feeling in your extremities are most likely caused by a lack of blood flow from a pinched nerve.
In most conditions that involve nerve impingement, as the blood and oxygen flow to the affected muscle is diminished there will be some for of muscular weakness that will eventually set in.