At Allied Pain & Spine Institute, our spinal experts can help diagnose and treat many back and neck issues that can cause pain and physical discomfort. Our team is comprised of physicians with multiple board certifications in the spinal field, offering the expertise and training needed to determine the best treatments to give our patients relief. While we strive to use conservative methods to treat issues like spinal stenosis, when surgery is needed, we offer endoscopic laminectomy, a minimally-invasive surgical option for superb results.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the space along the spine, causing a decompression on the nerves. This can occur due to injury to the spine, herniated discs, thickened ligaments or wear from degeneration. Symptoms can include radiating pain, numbness, tingling and dysfunction from the nerves being compressed. Physical therapy and chiropractic treatments can offer relief, but when these conservative options are no longer effective, endoscopic laminectomy can offer a long-term solution.
What is an Endoscopic Laminectomy?
During an endoscopic laminectomy, the surgery to remove depression on the spinal nerves from spinal stenosis is completed through a small incision using an endoscope. Specialized tools are used to access the lamina and ligaments in the affected area, removing the elements needed to relieve pressure on the nerves and spinal column. Since such a small incision is used, there is less chance of bleeding issues and other risks that can occur in conventional open laminectomy. Plus, there is less scarring, less pain and a quicker recovery for the patient, while still offering excellent results for spinal stenosis relief.
If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, contact our team at Allied Pain & Spine Institute to schedule an exam and consultation with one of our spinal physicians. We offer many conservative treatments to give you relief, as well as endoscopic laminectomy if needed.