Lumbar Laminectomy

When a person complains about having back pain then many types of treatment are present such as physical therapy, medication but if the pain still continues for more then 6 months then the person is suggested to have surgery , lumbar laminectomy is one of the most recommended surgery related to back pain as it it a type of surgery which is used to remove pressure from the spine chord , the removal of lamina and bone spurs is done which reduces or removes the pressure from the spine nerve and freedom from that long term intolerable pain . during a surgery it had been noticed that men's where more effected with back pain problem in a comparisons with women's who were not that much affected.


There are several reasons which lead a person to have this kind of surgery , age plays an important factor as the age increases the stress on spine also increases , usually person of age 45-60 and above suffers from acute back pain

The back pain can become progressively worst depending on the cause, the back pain generally cause due to muscle strain whereas the degeneration of the lumber spine and its lumber disc disease, whereas some other reasons are also there such as

  • Numbness in lower portions
  • Mild to uncontrollable pain
  • Phasing problem while walking
  • Difficulty in daily work


Before the surgery it's good to consult proper about the good and the bad about the surgery to the doctor which is very important for the surgeon to know the condition of the patient, after that first of all anesthesia to make your senses numb and put you in sleepy state but sometimes the dose causes little problem also such as:

  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Discomfort
  • Shivering
  • Sore throat
  • Irregular heart beats

But these symptoms occurs very rarely , so as the mind and body goes in the sleeping stage the surgery take place in which first of all the patient is kneel down in a special frame which supports the patient it helps in keeping the abdomen relaxed and pressure free, also there is less blood loss in this position , after that the surgery proceeds.


The surgery takes place under the guidance of best team to make the process risk free but sometimes some problems generally occurs during the treatment or just after the surgery in which many kinds of complications occurs which may be minor or major some of them are :

  • Infection
  • Allergy from specific types of medicines
  • Nerve damage
  • Damage to spine nerve
  • No proper cure of the pain i.e., unsuccessful surgery
  • Blood clotting
  • Stroke
  • Headache
  • Reaction to the medicines
  • Over bleeding

So after the surgery the person should be in touch with the surgeon to let him know about your improvement or about any kind of problem if you are having, beside this you should also be attentive.