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Minimally Invasive Cervical Laminoforaminotomy

Minimally Invasive Cervical Laminoforaminotomy

Minimally invasive cervical laminoforaminotomy is a surgical procedure designed to address issues of nerve compression in the cervical spine, specifically targeting the foramen, the passageway through which nerve roots exit the spinal cord.

 

This procedure is performed with the goal of relieving symptoms such as neck pain, arm pain, numbness, or weakness caused by conditions like herniated discs, bone spurs, or other abnormalities. During the surgery, a small incision is made in the back of the neck, and specialized instruments are used to access the affected area. Unlike traditional open surgeries, the minimally invasive approach allows for less disruption to surrounding tissues and muscles.

The surgeon then carefully removes a portion of the lamina, a bony arch on the back of the spine, to gain access to the foramen. This targeted removal creates additional space for the nerve roots, relieving compression and allowing for improved nerve function. Minimally invasive cervical laminoforaminotomy is associated with several potential benefits, including reduced postoperative pain, quicker recovery times, and less damage to surrounding tissues compared to traditional open procedures.

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Conditions Related To Minimally Invasive Cervical Laminoforaminotomy

Kyphosis

Kyphosis is a medical term used to describe an excessive outward curvature of the spine, leading to a forward rounding or hump-like appearance in the upper back or thoracic region.

Radiculopathy

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition characterized by compression or irritation of the nerve roots in the cervical spine (neck region). This compression can result in pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness that radiates into the arms.

Myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy is a condition characterized by dysfunction of the spinal cord in the neck region, specifically in the cervical spine. It is often caused by compression or narrowing of the spinal canal, leading to a range of neurological symptoms.

Cervical Stenosis

Cervical stenosis refers to the narrowing of the spinal canal in the neck region, known as the cervical spine. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots, leading to a variety of symptoms.

Headaches

Headaches are a common and often disruptive condition that can vary in intensity, duration, and cause. They can stem from a variety of factors, and understanding the different types of headaches can be crucial for effective management.

Neck Pain/Stiffness

Neck pain and stiffness are common symptoms that many individuals experience at some point in their lives. These symptoms can arise from various causes, ranging from muscle strain to underlying medical conditions.

Herniated Disc

Cervical herniated disc is a condition that occurs when the outer layer of a disc in the neck region tears, causing the inner material to protrude and potentially irritate nearby nerves.

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