A Lumbar Laminectomy is an orthopedic and neurological surgical operation performed to treat Spinal Stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal.
During a laminectomy, an incision is made in the lower portion of the back (lumbar), and a portion of bone, called the lamina, is removed from one or more vertebrae, relieving pain and pressure on the nerve roots and the spinal cord caused by Lumbar Stenosis.
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First, a 2-5 inch long incision is made along the back, the left and right back muscles are disconnected from the lamina on both sides at different levels. Second, the lamina is removed (laminectomy) allowing the nerve roots to be visible. The facet joints, which are directly above the nerve roots, may be trimmed to give the nerve roots more space.