Advantages of a Laminectomy

Dr. Jason E. Lowenstein, MD, specializes in treating the painful narrowing of the spinal canal caused by spinal stenosis. He is well-versed in endoscopic techniques and has received multiple awards for his expertise in adult and pediatric spine surgery. If you are suffering from spinal or foraminal stenosis, you can trust Dr. Lowenstein and his experienced team at the Advanced Spine Center of New Jersey to help you find relief.

Eligibility Requirements for a Laminectomy

If you have been suffering from the painful symptoms of spinal stenosis, a laminectomy may be able to help you. By removing the laminae of the vertebrae, your surgeon can alleviate symptoms such as excruciating localized pain, radiating pain down the legs or arms, and numbness or tingling.

There are certain situations that may restrict an individual from receiving a laminectomy, however. If you have infection of the spine, severe instability in a spinal segment, or if you are diagnosed with a severe medical condition, then a laminectomy may not be the right option for you.

It is always important to have a full assessment and diagnosis performed by a qualified physician and to attempt more conservative treatment options before choosing surgery. If noninvasive treatments such as physical therapy and pain management were not adequate to relieve your pain, then it may be time to evaluate your surgical options.