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Endoscopic Foraminotomy Carson City, NV

Foraminotomy is a neurosurgical procedure that seeks to widen the intervertebral foramen to relieve pressure on nerve branches from the spine. Endoscopic foraminotomy uses true minimally-invasive techniques to perform this procedure. Dr. Sina Rajamand is a specialist at using minimally-invasive surgery to perform intricate spinal procedures at Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno, NV.

Endoscopic foraminotomy can relieve the pressure on spinal nerve branches that cause pain, inflammation, tingling, weakness in the extremities or loss of bodily functions. Dr. Rajamand may recommend an endoscopic foraminotomy for the following conditions:

  • Spondylosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Cysts or tumors
  • Skeletal conditions
  • Congenital conditions

The intervertebral foramen is a tiny hole in each vertebra that allows nerves to pass through from the spinal cord to the body. When this hole becomes narrowed or blocked (spinal stenosis), it places pressure on the nerves. When conservative treatment measures are not enough to relieve your symptoms, Dr. Rajamand can perform an endoscopic foraminotomy at Battle Born Brain and Spine.

Carson City Cervical/Lumbar Foraminotomy Treatment

In spinal stenosis repair surgery, Dr. Rajamand widens the tiny hole (foramen) to provide additional space and relieve pressure on nearby nerve branches. This procedure can be performed on any area of the spine (cervical, thoracic or lumbar) where stenosis occurs, but is most commonly necessary in the cervical or lumbar areas. This procedure may also involve removing bony spurs or spinal disc protrusions, or a portion of the bone that surrounds the intervertebral foramen.

Dr. Rajamand specializes at using true minimally-invasive neurosurgical techniques to complete these procedures. Minimally-invasive neurosurgery with an endoscope allows the use of smaller incisions that heal faster. Dr. Rajamand uses an endoscope (a surgical tool with a camera) to help view the surgical space. He can perform intricate motions and procedures without damage to adjacent tissues, making precise movements to carry out the surgery.

Contact Battle Born Brain and Spine in Reno today, and schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Sina Rajamand if you suffer from back or neck pain that also has radiating pain into your extremities. An endoscopic foraminotomy could return you to normal activity within a few days.