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Spinal Decompression Surgery is a general term that covers a number of neurosurgical procedures that seek to relieve compression of the spinal cord or nerve branches. This pressure can be caused by bone spurs, bulging or collapsed discs, arthritic joints or other conditions that narrow the spinal space or foramen (nerve openings in the vertebrae). Dr. Sina Rajamand offers several forms of Reno, NV Spinal Decompression Surgery at Battle Born Brain and Spine.

The conditions above, and other trauma, can either press directly on the spinal cord or cause a narrowed space through the vertebrae that compresses the spinal cord, causing symptoms like:

  • Direct pain
  • Radiating pain
  • Tingling
  • Weakness in the extremities
  • Unsteadiness
  • Loss of some bodily functions

Conditions can also cause a narrowing of the foramen, the small openings in each vertebra that allow nerve branches from the spine to pass through to various portions of the body. Depending on your particular condition, Dr. Rajamand will recommend a particular decompression surgery or a combination of decompression procedures to bring relief from pain and other symptoms.

Laminotomy, Foraminotomy, Discectomy and Corpectomy Neurosurgery Near Carson City

Some of the most common spinal decompression neurosurgeries Dr. Rajamand performs at Battle Born Brain and Spine include:

  • Laminotomy – Removing the lamina, or rear portion of a vertebra
  • Foraminotomy – Removing bone or other tissue from the foramen
  • Discectomy – Removing a portion of the spinal disc
  • Corpectomy – Removing an entire vertebra, including discs
  • Osteophyte Removal – Removing bony growths, or bone spurs

These and other decompression treatments are often combined with spinal fusion. This procedure uses surgical hardware to join two vertebrae together and allow the bone overgrowth to combine them into a single unit. This adds stability and strength to the spine where one of the above procedures have removed material and possibly weakened the spine.

When radiating pain and other symptoms are not resolved with conservative measures, Dr. Rajamand may recommend some form of spinal decompression surgery to bring relief. Contact Battle Born Brain and Spine to schedule an exam and consultation for possible spinal decompression surgery with talented neurosurgeon Dr. Sina Rajamand in Reno.