Foraminotomy for spinal stenosis is a surgical procedure that may be performed as a last resort for those patients who are not responding to traditional spinal stenosis treatments such as physical therapy or pain medications.
The opening between vertebrae in which nerves leave the spine and extend to other parts of your body is called the invertebral foramen. This area can be compressed, or squeezed, by bones, discs, or scar tissue, resulting in pain. To learn more about spinal stenosis causes, symptoms and treatment options, visit our spinal stenosis diagnosis and spinal stenosis treatments pages.
A foraminotomy can relieve pressure on your compressed spinal nerves and their roots. If your pain is severely limiting your activities such as the ability to run errands, work, or play sports – and your symptoms have persisted for months or years – you may want to consider surgery.
During a foraminotomy at Laser Spine Institute (LSI), our surgeon uses a round tube and small tool to clean out bone, tissue or other blockages that have narrowed the vertebral passageways. ?LSI’s foraminotomy for spinal stenosis:
- Is minimally invasive
- Requires no hospitalization
- Eliminates the need for fusion surgery
- Has a short recuperation time
- Enables a quick return to normal activities
At Laser Spine Institute, we use minimally invasive endoscopic techniques for foraminotomy with great success. With a quicker recuperation period than an open-back foraminotomy, LSI’s revolutionary procedures can have you out returning to normal activities in no time. If you would like a free MRI or CT scan review, of if you would like to learn more about our state-of-the-art facilities, contact us today.