Laminectomy is the surgical removal of a portion of bone tissue from a person's vertebral disc in order to release a pinched nerve fiber. Otherwise, this procedure is called open decompression. It is performed in cases where conservative treatment, physiotherapy and other methods have proved ineffective. Laminectomy is an extreme measure in an attempt to release the nerve root on any part of the spine.
Before treatment by any method, it is necessary to determine the nature of the pathology as accurately as possible. Spine disease can occur at any age, being a congenital factor, a consequence of another disease or injury.
You are being examined by a surgeon who fixes the curvature of the spine visually.
Confirmed the damaged vertebrae with x-rays. For a more accurate diagnosis and visual confirmation, magnetic resonance imaging is used.
Ultrasound scanning of the soft tissues of the spine allows you to see the accumulation of fluids or inflammation next to the latter.
An important aspect of diagnosis is epiduroscopy. During this procedure, the epidural space of the spine is studied, which allows you to visually observe all pathological growths on the vertebrae, as well as the condition of the yellow ligaments. This study is performed through endoscopic instruments inserted through the skin.