Why are Laminectomy’s Performed And Why they are Dangerous

Why are Laminectomy’s Performed And Why they are Dangerous

Approximately 8 out of 10 Americans will have back problems at some point in their lifetimes. While 12.7 million suffer serious disc conditions. Some opt for a surgical procedure called Laminectomy. It’s intent is to ease pain by surgically removing part of the spine, thereby forever changing it’s architecture. At Exclusive Nerve and Disc Centers ® of Orange County we utilize a completely different approach for disc-related conditions, which is safe and highly effective and avoids surgery and lengthy recovery times.

A Laminectomy, commonly know as “surgical decompressive laminectomy” is where the surgeon will remove the lamina. The lamina is part of the bone that forms the vertebral arch in the spine. The intent is to decrease pressure on the spinal cord thereby giving the nerves more room to preform their normal function. However, that does not address the original problem causing the back/leg pain in the first place. It’s kind of like a tire bulging onto the wheel-well of your car making a rubbing noise, and then removing the front corner section of your car to give the tire more room so it doesn’t rub. Now your car/spine has been permanently changed and is never the same again. This is dangerous and risky. Non-the-less, this is commonly recommended for conditions like stenosis, herniated/bulging discs or when injections the physical therapy fail.

As with any kind of back surgery, laminectomies have dangerous risks.

These include, but are not limited to: damage to spinal nerves, unsuccessful treatment with persistent pain after surgery, return of back pain, infection, cerebrospinal fluid leak because of tear of the dura mater, even death. Results vary and no guarantee is given to remove your back pain for good. Exclusive Nerve and Disc Centers ® of Orange County’s Disc Healing Solution may be your answer. Our unique and different approach works with the disc’s own ability to self-repair, thereby allowing the disc to regain what is has lost.

Our approach does not involve a laser, ultrasound, muscle stimulation, physical therapy or chiropractic: it is a completely new approach to address painful conditions like stenosis, degenerative disc disease, sciatica and slipped discs.

Stay away from the high-risk procedures like laminectomy. Skip the surgery-see if you qualify for our Disc Healing Solution at Exclusive Nerve and Disc Centers ® of Orange County 949-239-7125