When to Consider
Laminectomy is normally considered when all conservative measures have been exhausted in treatment of chronic low back pain and quality of life is being impacted significantly. Symptoms you may be experiencing can include: weakness or atrophy in your lower extremities, burning sensations, numbness, tingling, and pain that is either local to your back and/or radiating into your legs.
It is important to remember that nerve and spinal cord compression can manifest in symptoms in a variety of ways. If you did not see your specific symptoms listed that does not mean that you might not benefit from laminectomy. If you have been diagnosed with sciatica, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, or spondylolisthesis – you may be considered for laminectomy.