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Dorsal Column Simulator and Thoracic Laminectomy

Our dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy may performed using both the traditional open approach, or utilizing state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques.

Advantages

Because our skilled surgeons can perform the dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy both traditionally and minimally invasive, you can rest assured that you are receiving the best surgical solution for you and your lifestyle.

All of our procedures are performed by expert surgeons who are fellowship trained in the specific procedures that they specialize in, including the dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy.

What is our dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy?

The dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy is a two-phase procedure. First, the surgeon will enter the surgical are either using the traditional open technique, or a minimally invasive approach. Once at the area of the compression, the surgeon will perform the thoracic laminectomy, removing the lamina from the vertebral bodies. This allows the surgeon to access the components that may be causing the compression, and ultimately the patient’s pain.

After removing the bone, the surgeon will insert the dorsal column stimulator. The dorsal column stimulator is a technique commonly used to manage severe and chronic pain. The device inserted will allow electrodes to be released periodically to the spinal cord, alleviating any additional pain the patient may be experiencing.

Common spine conditions treated by our dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy?

Living with chronic or severe pain caused by spinal conditions in the thoracic spine is debilitating. Some of the most common conditions treated by our dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy include:

  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)

If you are suffering from these or other conditions, you may be a candidate for our dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy.

Common symptoms relieved by our dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy?

Living with any of the above conditions can often be devastating. Simple activities become mountainous tasks as you struggle through your day-to-day life. Some of the most common symptoms treated by our dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy include:

  • Radiating pain
  • Isolated pain
  • Inability to stand or walk for extended durations
  • Trouble moving freely
  • Pain when bending or moving
  • Nerve pain such as tingling, numbness or weakness

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If you are suffering from any of the above symptoms, you may be a candidate for our dorsal column stimulator and thoracic laminectomy. Contact us today, or fill out the form to the right for more information.