Lumbar Spinal Decompression
What is Lumbar Spinal Decompression?
A spinal decompression surgery is usually either a microdiscectomy or a minidiscectomy, the results of these operations are similar. These procedures are mainly used to relieve pressure on nerves most commonly by removing a disc prolapse. A decompression surgery is a generic term for removing bone that may be causing pressure symptoms on the nerve.
Possible Side Effects and Aftercare
The specific operation is tailored to the individual. This means that the surgeon will be able to tell you what your own personal side effects are likely to be and the level of aftercare you will need.