Laminotomy Decompression for Bony Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal, which places pressure on nerves. Bony stenosis is caused by excessive bone which reduces the space for the spinal canal – unlike spinal stenosis that is caused by pressure from soft tissue such as a herniated disc. A lamina is a bone plate that, together with another lamina, forms the “roof” of the spinal canal. In this procedure, a physician will use an endoscope and tools as needed to remove part of the lamina, to reduce the pressure on the nerves.
Your pain management specialist will be able to determine whether this procedure is appropriate for you, and provide more details about the procedure. To initiate your personalized case review, please submit your MRI or call us at (877) 474-BACK.