Lumbar Decompression in Southlake
What to Expect
General anesthesia is used during lumbar decompression. Over your lower back, your surgeon makes an incision over the area. The muscle layers are dissected to reach the lamina. Special tools are used to remove the lamina (the bony arch of your vertebra) and trim the facet joints. Any bone spurs or disc debris that is pushing on the spinal nerve is removed by your surgeon. The incisions are closed and with absorbable sutures.
Lumbar decompression carries the same risks and problems as any spinal surgery, including the potential for infection, hemorrhage, cerebrospinal fluid leaking, bladder or bowel incontinence, paralysis, numbness, and discomfort.