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What is a Laminectomy? (Indications, Reasons, and Benefits)

By:Rob S Williams, MD June 1, 2017 laminectomy

If you’re suffering from back pain or neck pain caused by compression of the nerves of your spine, it’s possible you’ve heard the term laminectomy, or decompression surgery. A laminectomy is a spinal surgery that can help to alleviate pressure caused by bony growths, tumors, or other conditions that narrow the spinal canal. 

You may be wondering, “What’s involved in a laminectomy, exactly—and...

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