Decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® device for spinal stenosis
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- No lengthy recovery^
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- Less than 1-inch incision
- Outpatient procedure
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Patients who are diagnosed with spinal stenosis may experience chronic pain, cramping and numbness in the extremities. When left untreated, this chronic pain could worsen and cause a decrease in quality of life.
At Laser Spine Institute, we understand that your chronic pain can sometimes make you feel hopeless, especially when your body is not responding well to different treatment options. Most of our patients had endured chronic pain for nine to ten years before finally finding relief with our minimally invasive spine surgery. If your neck or back pain is keeping you from enjoying your life, our Decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® Device procedure might be the treatment option you need to help you regain control of your life.
What is our decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® device procedure?
Our decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® device procedure offers pain relief for patients who are diagnosed with early stages of spinal stenosis.
Spinal stenosis, in a brief explanation, is the narrowing of the spine due to one or more of the following conditions: overgrowth of a bone, herniated disc, thickened ligaments or spine injuries. When your spine narrows, pressure is placed on the nerves in the spinal cord. If one of the nerves is compressed, you will experience a localized pain in your back and/or radiating pain in your extremities. For a more in-depth explanation of spinal stenosis, please follow this link to our spinal stenosis page.
Our decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® device procedure helps relieve the pain associated with spinal stenosis. Through a small incision, our surgeon will decompress the affected area by removing the part of the spine that is pressing against the nerve. Decompressing the area simply means that the surgeon will free the nerve that is being compressed by the narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis). Once the area is decompressed and the nerve is free, the surgeon will insert an Interlaminar Stabilization® device to immediately stabilize the spine and maintain the decompression without limiting the range of motion.
Common symptoms that can be alleviated with our decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® device procedure
Our decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization® device procedure is a treatment option for patients who suffer from early stages of spinal stenosis. The symptoms of spinal stenosis may vary, since there can be several causes for the condition.
Some of the most commonly seen symptoms associated with these conditions include:
Spinal stenosis in the neck
- Numbness and tingling — If a nerve is compressed in the upper part of your spine, you may experience numbness or tingling in your arm or hand. In very severe cases, you might lose control of your bladder and/or bowel movements. See your doctor immediately if you experience any bladder or bowel complications.
- Muscle weakness — You may experience muscle weakness in your arm or hand as a result of your nerve being severely compressed.
Spinal stenosis in the lower back
- Numbness and tingling — Having a compressed nerve in your lower back can result in numbness and tingling in your buttock and down your leg. Severe cases can cause numbness and tingling to occur in the foot, as well.
- Pain and cramping — Standing for long period of time may cause pain and cramping in the lower back and legs.