The spine specialists at OrthoTexas, Frisco, provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of orthopedic conditions of upper, middle and lower back. They also specialize in performing Spinal Stenosis Surgery to help relieve pressure from the nerves and nerve roots in the spine.
Spinal Stenosis Surgery
Spinal Stenosis Surgery is a procedure aimed at expanding the narrowed down area in the spinal cord. Spinal Stenosis is an orthopedic condition causing compression of the nerves in the spine, resulting in narrowing of the spinal canal. The condition mostly affects the cervical (upper) and lumbar (lower) areas of the spine.
When Is Spinal Stenosis Surgery Recommended?
The spine surgeons in Frisco, TX may recommend Spinal Stenosis surgery in the following conditions:
The patient is suffering from extreme pain for a long period of time
The patient is experiencing tingling and numbing sensation in the legs and arms
The patient is experiencing reduced sensation in the legs and arms
The patient has lost bowel or bladder control
There is decreased motor strength in the legs and arms
If the symptoms have not subsided with non-surgical treatment interventions
Spinal Stenosis Surgery Procedures
Depending upon the type and severity of the condition, the spine surgeon may recommend one or more of the following procedures:
This is done with the aim of removing the tissue that is constricting the nerves in the spinal cord. Decompression Spinal Stenosis Surgery may involve the use of the following techniques:
Laminotomy: In this, the spine surgeon may make a small opening in the lamina and bony plate in order to expand the spinal canal and release pressure from the nerves.
Laminectomy: This procedure may be required when the condition is not treated by Laminotomy. It involves removing all or some part of the lamina in order to decompress the spinal cord and nerves.
Foraminotomy: This procedure is needed when a disc puts pressure on the spinal nerve at a point from where it exits the foramen. It aims at making an opening in the foramen so that the nerves can easily pass through it.
This procedure is usually recommended in severe cases of Spinal Stenosis. Also known as spinal fusion, stabilization surgery involves the use of screws and bone grafts to hold the bones together. It also helps to provide support and stability to the spine. In some cases the surgery may also be performed in combination with Laminectomy.
For more information on the benefits of Spinal Stenosis Surgery, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco, TX. To schedule an appointment with our spine surgeons, you can call at (214) 618 – 5502.