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Laminectomy surgery

pepippepi Posts: 9
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
After having laminectomy on C7 and T1 I noticed that I don't have a bone there anymore. Feels like a soft spot at that area. My concern is ... What protects the spinal cord when they remove the bone protection at surgery?


  • There are so many layers of muscle and tissue that your spine is still quite protected. My neurosurgeon told me that it would take someone hitting me in the back with a baseball bat full of nails to do anything. He said that the force it would take to get through to do damage to my spinal cord is the same force it would take to get through a normal back.

  • thanks !!! I kind of thought the muscles would protect the spinal cord. It is weird having a soft spot in that area :) At my age I doubt I will be playing any rough sports ;)

  • I have read that scar tissue forms where the bone was, and then there are the muscles, ligaments and flesh that cover it, so you should be fine.

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