Our Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Laminotomy/Foraminotomy is used to relieve nerve compression in the cervical spine.
Making the decision to undergo neck surgery is never easy, however, at the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute you can rest assured that our Fellowship-trained surgeons perform only the most effective procedures available to relieve your chronic pain.
Minimally invasive procedures are accompanied by a host of advantages over traditional operations, and our minimally invasive posterior cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy is no exception. Advantages of choosing this procedure include:
- Relief of nerve pain with no lengthy recovery
- Little to no hospital stay
- Back to daily activities within days
- Small incision
- Minimally blood loss
- Reduced risk of infection and complication
What is our minimally invasive posterior cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy?
Our minimally invasive posterior cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy is an advanced procedure used to treat severe nerve compression in the cervical spine. Nerve compression can occur for a variety of reasons, but ultimately causes great pain, numbness and discomfort.
Performed through a small incision, our skilled surgeons enter the impacted area through the back of the neck, carefully accessing the compressed area.
Once the surgeon has located the nerve area causing your pain and discomfort, he will remove the portion of the lamina to access the impinged nerve root, or other debris blocking the foramina and causing the increased pressure on your nerves or spinal cord. This will allow the nerves to flow freely, eradicating any associated pain or discomfort.
Common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive Posterior Cervical Laminotomy or Foraminotomy procedure?
Though debilitating, the types of spinal conditions treated by the minimally invasive posterior cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy are relatively common. Conditions include:
- Foraminal stenosis
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bone spurs
- Arthritis of the spine
- Pinched Nerve
If you are suffering from these or similar conditions, do not hesitate to contact our specialists today to see if the minimally invasive posterior cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy may be able to treat your associated symptoms.
Common symptoms relieved by our minimally invasive laminotomy/foraminotomy procedure?
As we grow and age, portions of our spine become weaker, often causing pressure, stress and impingement to our spinal nerves and the spinal cord. This can cause severe and debilitating pain, numbness and loss of motion—all of which can impact your ability to enjoy your daily activities. Our minimally invasive posterior cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy is able to successfully treat a number of symptoms that impact primarily the upper portion of your body, specifically your neck, shoulders, arms and hands including:
- Radiating pain
- Loss of motion
- Localized neck pain
If you are struggling through your day-to-day life with any of the above symptoms, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our world-class surgeons are ready and willing to review your latest MRI or CT scan to determine if the minimally invasive posterior cervical laminotomy/foraminotomy is the right procedure for you.
Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.