Lumbar Laminectomy For Decompression

Patients with spinal stenosis who fail conservative treatment may benefit from a lumbar laminectomy, also known as a lumbar decompression.  This is often done using minimally invasive techniques.  Your neurosurgeon will shave off bone and remove tissue that is compressing your nerves.  Most patient report improvement in back pain, leg pain, sensory improvement, and an improved ability to walk.