Types of spinal decompression therapy

Spinal decompression surgery is the best surgery to relieve pain caused by pressure, or compression, on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. This service recover collapsed disks, thickened joints, bony growths can narrow the spinal canal and the spinal nerve openings of the body. This therapy also recovers loose alignment. Surgery does not correct the underlying degeneration of the vertebrae due to wear and tear of aging, however, so a return of symptoms is possible. Depending on the extent of stenosis, one vertebra (single-level) or more (multi-level) may be involved. There are several types of spinal decompression therapy.  These therapies could reduce your pain and prevent you from requiring spine surgery to correct your condition.


spinal decompression therapyLaminectomy: This process includes removal of the entire bony lamina, a portion of the enlarged facet joints and it thickened ligaments of spinal cord and nerves.

Laminectomy: Laminotomy is the removal of a small portion of the lamina and ligaments, usually on one side.

Foraminotomy: It is the removal of bone around the neural foramen – the space between vertebrae where the nerve root exits the spinal canal.

Laminoplasty: It is the expansion of the spinal canal by cutting the laminae on one side and swinging them open like a door. It is used only in the cervical area.