Spinal Decompression

Spinal decompression surgery

Spinal decompression is a procedure of relieving pressure on one or many “pinched nerves” of the backbone. It can be achieved either by surgical or non-surgical method. It is used to treat conditions that cause chronic backache like herniated disc, disc bulge, sciatica, spinal stenosis.

Nonsurgical spinal decompression is performed using decompression machine, a safe and non-invasive method.

Surgical spinal decompression is performed by two procedures:

  1. Microdiscectomy: A minimally invasive procedure which involves removal of a portion of a slipped disc by a surgical instrument or LASER.
  2. Laminectomy: This is a procedure in which a small portion of the roof of the spinal bone is removed to relieve pressure on pinched nerve. This is performed as a last resort, when conservative treatment fails to provide relief from back pain.

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