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A cervical laminectomy creates space in the cervical spinal canal and relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

A laminectomy is the removal of a small portion of the bone, the lamina over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root in order to create more space around the nerve root and cord and remove any offending tissue in these areas.

This can help relieve neck pain and other nerve-related symptoms that have not responded well to conservative therapy.

One advantage is that posterior cervical decompressions do not always require fusion surgery, thus reducing the time necessary to heal.

The procedure is fairly quick with a quick recovery time.

A laminectomy can relieve pressure from a nerve root or the spinal cord resulting in reduction of neck pain, improvement in muscle weakness, restoration of normal gait patterns and resolution of bladder and bowel problems.

Is a Posterior Cervical Laminectomy right for me?

Although only your doctor can tell you if a Cervical Laminectomy is the right treatment plan for you, you might be a qualifying candidate if:

  • You are suffering from cervical spinal stenosis causing multilevel spinal cord compression

  • Your pain is caused by disc herniation, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs or a tumor

  • You have tried other treatment options like (but not limited to) physical therapy, bracing, or spinal injections without success

Recovery Time from Cervical Laminectomy

70% to 80% of patients who have laminectomies show significant improvement in their function (ability to perform normal daily activities) and a reduction in their pain and discomfort.

The recovery time will depend on the extent of your surgery and your general health resulting in:

Being able to return to light activity (desk work and light housekeeping) within a few days to a few weeks.

Your doctor may not advise a return to full activities involving lifting and bending for two to three months.

You should start light walking and physical therapy exercises as per your doctor’s instructions.

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