What is Decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization Device for Spinal Stenosis | BEST

Patients who are diagnosed with spinal stenosis may experience chronic pain, cramping, and numbness in the extremities. When left untreated, this chronic pain could worsen and cause a decrease in quality of life. 

Spinal stenosis, in brief explanation, is the narrowing of the spine due to one or more of the following conditions: overgrowth of a bone, herniated disc, thickened ligaments, or spine injuries. When your spine narrows, pressure is placed on the nerves in the spinal cord. If one of the nerves is compressed, you will experience a localized pain in your back and/or radiating pain in your extremities. 

Our decompression with interlaminar stabilization device procedure offers pain relief for patients who are diagnosed with early stages of spinal stenosis. Through a small incision, our surgeon will decompress the affected area by removing the part of the spine that is pressing against the nerve. Decompressing the area simply means that the surgeon will free the nerve that is being compressed by the narrowing of the spinal canal. Once the area is decompressed and the nerve is free, the surgeon will insert an interlaminar device to immediately stabilize the spine and maintain the decompression without limiting the range of motion. 

Common Symptoms that can be Alleviated with our Decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization Device Procedure

Our decompression with Interlaminar Stabilization device procedure is a treatment option for patients who suffer from early stages of spinal stenosis. The symptoms of spinal stenosis may vary, since there can be several causes for the condition. 

Some of the most commonly seen symptoms associated with these conditions include:

Spinal Stenosis in the Lower Back

  • Numbness and tingling – Having a compressed nerve in your lower back can result in numbness or tingling in your buttock and down your leg. Severe cases can cause numbness and tingling to occur in the foot, as well. 
  • Pain and cramping – Standing for long periods of time may cause pain and cramping in the lower back and legs

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