Lumbar laminectomy may have favorable outcomes when performed in appropriate patients. Sometimes, a fusion surgery may be done at the same time to maintain stability in the treated segment.
Cervical spinal fusion surgery has its risks and controversies, especially what type of bone to use and how many fusion levels to perform.
The X-STOP is a spinal implant designed to treat patients who are 50 or older suffering from pain or cramping in the legs caused by lumbar spinal stenosis.
Failed back surgery syndrome is not actually a syndrome, but rather a misleading term used to describe continued leg pain or back pain after surgery.
After back surgery there are several lifestyle habits that will aid in the recovery process, such as avoiding smoking, getting enough continuous sleep, and eating nutritious food.