The spine is an essential component of our body. When lumbar region of our backbone (from where the spinal cord gets curved towards the abdomen region), is compressed due to any accidental spinal injury or tissue swelling occurs, then decompression surgery is recommended. It is only performed in those cases when non-surgical treatment fails. This surgery is performed to relieve from pain which occurs in the lower back region of our spinal cord.
What is Lumbar Decompression?
Lumbar Decompression is an advanced surgery which is performed to get relief from the pain in the lumbar area of the spine which occurs due to any spinal injury. It is also known as Lumbar Laminectomy or Open Decompression.
When Lumbar Decompression Surgery is required?
When a patient is suffering from severe pain due to the following reasons:
- Spinal injury
- Fractured spine due to the accident
- Slip disc
- In a condition called metastatic spinal cord compression
- Spinal stenosis
Why Lumbar Decompression is important?
Our ortho surgeons perform this Lumbar Decompression in the following conditions:
- Severe pain in lower back
- Walking problems
- Numbness in legs and thighs
- When body balance is out of control
- Improper physical texture
Tests before Lumbar Decompression
Before the surgery starts our ortho surgeons recommend certain tests to the patient, which are as follows:
- Physical tests like motion, pain, sensory changes and walking.
- Diagnostic tests like MRI, CT-Scan, X-Ray, CAT scan, Myelogram, Bone Scan, Electrodiagnostic study, Spinal Tap, and Discogram.
Lumbar Decompression surgery is performed in three different ways, which are as follows:
- Laminectomy: In this, one of the vertebrae from the spine is removed and replaced with the affected bone to get the relief from the pain.
- Discectomy: In this, a section from the lumbar area is removed to relieve from compression which causes pain in the backbone.
- Spinal Fusion: In this, the fusion of spinal bones is performed to provide strength and stabilization to the spine.
Post Lumbar Decompression Care
- Prescribed medication should be taken.
- Walking is recommended after surgery.
- Regular check-ups.
- Avoid strenuous exercises.
Benefits of Lumbar Decompression
- Lumbar is the lower region, so after surgery walking is suggested to get the correct posture.
- Lumbar decompression is performed so that the patient can get relieved from long time pain.
Why MedTours Global?
- We are associated with the best hospitals globally having the emergency infrastructure, fully equipped with the latest technologies and techniques to overcome from every emergency condition.
- Our team of doctors are highly experienced in ‘Emergency Patient Management’ and work together to save the patient.
- Consultation from doctors through e-mail, phone, and video calling.
- Rehabilitation programs are organized to assist complex surgery patients.
- Complete support and assistance being given before and after treatment.
- Cost of treatment is quite less as compared to other service providers.
- We are always ready to offer our helping hand and our services are available Free of Cost 24/7.