Lower Back

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Common Spinal Conditions

  • Cramping in the calves when walking. Rest is required when walking long distances

  • Pain radiating into legs and/or thighs

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Spinal Instability

  • Vertebral Compression Fractures

Treatment

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery(MIS)

(MIS) is an innovative surgical technique used to treat many types of spinal conditions including the aforementioned conditions. The spine is accessed through a small incision site, approximately 2.5 centimeters long. Though this procedure requires longer operative time, research indicates it is beneficial in comparison to traditional open procedures.

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Lumbar Laminectomy 

Lumbar laminectomy, also called open decompression, is a surgical procedure performed to treat the symptoms of central spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal. The surgery involves removal of all or part of the lamina to provide more space for the compressed spinal cord and/or nerve roots.