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Laminotomy surgery described by Laser Spine Institute’s doctors based in Cincinnati

Living with chronic pain is debilitating. Even the smallest tasks can seem like impossible chores when it comes to functioning with severe spine conditions. At Laser Spine Institute we understand that living with pain can be devastating, which is why we are dedicated to helping as many people as possible in getting back to the life they love. For a majority of our patients, these types of pain and chronic symptoms are caused by compression-related conditions that are causing elements within the spine to irritate or impinge the surrounding nerves or spinal cord.

If you are experiencing new symptoms or pain such as numbness, tingling, burning sensations, weakness or radiating pain, you may be suffering from one of the most common conditions seen and treated at Laser Spine Institute’s Cincinnati center. However, before ever recommending surgery, we often suggest looking into the available conservative treatment options. These options can include activities such as stretching, physical therapy, water therapy or massage.

If these types of conservative treatments fail to bring you relief, surgery may the best solution for you and your pain. Laser Spine Institute is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Our minimally invasive spine surgery is often the clinically appropriate first choice and provides many advantages versus open neck or back surgery. Our streamlined experience will eliminate hospital-associated costs and help you get back to your life faster.

Laser Spine Institute offers a laminotomy, a minimally invasive decompression procedure that is used to treat a variety of the conditions that cause compression. During this procedure, the surgeon enters the spinal column through an incision that is less than 1-inch in length. By spreading apart the muscles using a series of dilating tubes, the surgeon is able to greatly reduce the associated recovery time postoperatively. Once the largest tube is in place, the surgeon is able to complete the procedure.

Conditions treated by the laminotomy

Laser Spine Institute’s Cincinnati center specializes in treating a variety of the compression-related conditions that cause chronic or severe pain through the laminotomy. These conditions include:

  • Sciatica
  • Bulging disc
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Bone spurs
  • Arthritis of the spine

If you are suffering from these or other conditions, do not wait to find relief. Contact Laser Spine Institute today for more information and to receive a review of your most recent MRI or CT scan to see if you may be a candidate for a laminotomy at our Cincinnati center.