Lumbar laminectomy, also known as lumbar decompression, is a spine surgery procedure that involves the removal of the lamina, the bony cover to the spinal canal, to relieve pressure on spinal nerves to relieve back and leg pain. This spinal surgery procedure may be used to treat spinal stenosis, bulging discs, herniated discs, or degenerative disc disease. University Spine Associates will discuss all available treatment options with you for your leg or back pain and if lumbar laminectomy is right for you.
Depending on the extent of your condition, a lumbar laminectomy spine surgery procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis in a surgery center. Most of our patients go home the same day as their laminectomy surgery.
Spinal Surgery Recovery
Post-surgery, most patients will go home the same day. Patients will be seen in the office after two weeks and their activity will be increased. Most patients should expect to resume normal activity after four to six weeks. Physical therapy will be recommended during recovery to assist in a successful healing process in some patients who need it.