Surgical Decompression Treatment
The goal of surgical decompression treatment is to widen the spinal canal and relieve the pressure on the spinal cord by removing or trimming whatever is causing the spinal compression. There are several surgical decompression surgical treatments. A foraminotomy surgically widens the opening in your back where nerve roots leave your spinal canal. A laminotomy relieves pressure off the spinal canal by increasing the amount of space available for the neural tissue. A laminectomy relieves pressure on one or more nerve roots. A laminoplasty relieves pressure on the spinal cord with the goal of stopping the progression of spinal cord damage and allowing for as much recovery of function as possible.