What is Cervical Laminectomy?
A Cervical Laminectomy can be defined as a medical procedure that aims to relieve pressure from the spinal cord and nerves caused by nerve compression in the region. In this decompression surgery, your surgeon will remove the laminae present in the spinal cord and cut away the bone spurs and tissues that are causing the compression.
When is a Cervical Laminectomy Recommended?
If your doctor recommended cervical laminectomy, it could be for the following reasons:
- If the spinal cord pressure is caused by the cervical canal leading to a condition that we call the cervical canal stenosis.
- If the cervical spine is showing signs of instability caused due to physical trauma and injury or due to chronic conditions like arthritis.
- If the spinal cord pressure is caused by cervical spondylosis.
- If all alternate forms of treatment such as medication, physical therapy, or other surgical approaches fail to relieve the nerve compression.