While lumbar decompression surgery will usually relieve the patient's leg pain and back pain directly after the surgery, the pain may continue a while longer for some patients until the nerve root heals.
Lumbar decompression surgery is generally effective in relieving symptoms such as leg pain and numbness. However, up to one in three people continue to have symptoms after surgery, or develop symptoms again within a few years.
Spinal Cord Surgery : • Lumbar Spine Surgery • Lumbar surgery refers to any type of surgery in the lumbar spine, or lower back, between one or more of the L1-S1 levels. • Lumbar Fusion • The goal of a lumbar fusion is to stop the pain at a painful motion segment in the lower back. Most commonly, this type of surgery is performed for pain and disability caused by lumbar degenerative disc disease or a spondylolisthesis. • Lumbar Decompression • The goal of a decompression surgery is usually to…
A microdiscectomy is typically performed for a lumbar herniated disc, with a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the root removed to relieve neural impingement.