What You Need to Know About Minimally Invasive Spinal Decompressions
Minimally invasive spine procedures offer you more options for pain relief. The same can be said for minimally invasive spinal decompression, a spine procedure used to treat patients suffering from various spine conditions.
Discectomy, laminectomy, and cervical foraminotomy are the three main types of spinal decompression, and each of these spine procedures relieves symptoms of a specific spine condition.
A discectomy is typically done in the lumbar area, usually to remove a herniated disc. A laminectomy is generally done to remove a bone to help a spine condition known as spinal stenosis. The third main type is known as cervical foraminotomy, a procedure done to relieve a pinched nerve.
Minimally invasive spinal decompressions have the following benefits:
- Smaller scars
- Fewer complications
- Less muscle intrusion
- Faster recovery time