Cervical Spine Laminectomy neuro-surgery 3D animations. A Laminectomy is a procedure that removes some lamina and spinal processes from the back of the spinal canal to increase the space for, and decrease the pressure on, the spinal cord.
In degenerative spinal stenosis, any of a posterior disc protrusion, bone spurs or osteophytes from the vertebral bodies and facet joints, or buckling or calcification of the spinal ligaments, can compress the spinal cord. In addition, some people are born with a narrow spinal canal, and they tend to get degenerative spinal stenosis symptoms earlier in life, in their forties and fifties. Shown in these neuro-surgery 3D animations.
The pressure on the spinal cord can damage it, a process called myelopathy. This can cause pain, weakness, tingling or numbness in the arms or legs, and can affect the use of your hands, how you walk, and your bowel and bladder function. Cervical Spine Laminectomy neuro-surgery 3D animations.