Will a Laminectomy Relieve Back and Neck Pain?

One of the most common questions I hear patients ask is, “What are the treatment options for neck and back pain?” Depending on the condition, one option to consider is a laminectomy. This procedure creates more space for the spinal cord or nerve roots, which will relieve back or neck pain. This is a relatively well-tolerated surgery without a lengthy recovery period. In the following video, I cover what a laminectomy entails, what conditions it treats, and what to expect following the surgery.

Patients with other neck and back conditions may find the following information helpful:

Theodore Koreckij, M.D., Orthopedic SurgeonAbout the Author: Theodore Koreckij, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in conditions of the spine, including adult degenerative disorders and conditions associated with metastatic disease.


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