Laminectomy Surgeon in Spartanburg, SC, Duncan, SC, and Greenville, SC

Understanding Laminectomy: Your Path to Relief

At Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurological Associates (CONA), we specialize in treating pinched nerves through laminectomy, a surgical procedure offering significant relief from debilitating symptoms. With state-of-the-art facilities in Spartanburg, Duncan, and Greenville, SC, our expert spine specialists are committed to providing minimally invasive and traditional laminectomy options.

What is a Laminectomy, and How Can It Help You?

Symptoms and Causes of Pinched Nerves

A pinched nerve can manifest as extremity pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, and spinal discomfort. These symptoms often arise due to spinal conditions that narrow the canal and compress the nerves.

A laminectomy is typically recommended by healthcare providers when a patient suffers from severe symptoms caused by nerve compression in the spine that have not responded to non-surgical treatments. This condition can be due to various spinal issues like herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or arthritis. Patients considered for a laminectomy often experience chronic pain, numbness, weakness, or tingling in the arms or legs, and sometimes even difficulties with walking or bladder control. 

The decision to proceed with a laminectomy is made after a thorough evaluation, including imaging studies like MRI or CT scans, to pinpoint the exact cause and location of nerve compression. 

This surgical procedure is seen as a viable option when conservative methods such as medication, physical therapy, or injections fail to provide adequate relief, and their symptoms significantly impact the patient’s quality of life.

How Does Laminectomy Address These Symptoms?

During a laminectomy, our CONA surgeons remove the back part of the vertebra (lamina) to relieve pressure on the affected nerve. This process not only alleviates pain but also improves overall spinal function.

Detailed Laminectomy Procedure at CONA

Preparing for Your Surgery

Our approach involves gentle tissue retraction, precise removal of the lamina, and careful elimination of any damaged disc or arthritic bone. The procedure typically lasts between 1 to 1.5 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

Post-Surgical Care and Closure Techniques

We utilize absorbable sutures for internal layers and removable ones for the skin, followed by sterile dressing to ensure a safe and clean recovery.

Conditions Treated by Laminectomy

Laminectomy is highly effective for severe cases of pinched nerves where nonsurgical treatments have not provided adequate relief.

The Advantages of Choosing Laminectomy at CONA

Long-lasting Relief and Prevention

Our procedure not only relieves current symptoms but also widens the spinal canal to prevent future nerve compression.

Recovery Journey After Laminectomy

Immediate Post-Operative Phase

Depending on individual cases, some patients may return home shortly after surgery, while others may spend 1-3 nights in our comfortable private hospital rooms.

Follow-Up Care and Rehabilitation

Our dedicated CONA spine specialists will conduct regular follow-ups at 2 weeks, 1, 3, 6, and 8 months post-surgery. These visits include physical examinations and x-rays to monitor your recovery.

Physical Therapy and Strength Building

Post-surgery, our comprehensive physical therapy program is designed to help patients regain strength and return to their daily activities.

Why Choose CONA for Your Laminectomy?

At Carolina Orthopaedic & Neurological Associates, we blend expertise, compassion, and advanced technology to offer you the best spinal care. Located in Spartanburg, Duncan, and Greenville, SC, our team is ready to guide you toward a pain-free life.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about laminectomy and how it can help you, visit one of our CONA locations in Spartanburg, Duncan, or Greenville, SC. Book your consultation today and take the first step towards effective and lasting relief.

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