Back Surgery: Pros & Cons


Foraminotomy: This surgery is used to release pain associated with a compressed nerve in the spine. The orthopedic surgeon cuts away bone at the sides of your vertebrae to widen the space where nerves exit your spine. The extra room may relieve pressure on the nerves and relieve your pain. Like a laminectomy, this process can also make your spine less stable. Thus, the surgeon may do a spinal fusion at the same time. That will increase the amount of time you require for recovery.

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