Laminotomy is a minimally invasive (small incision) procedure designed to relieve a compressed nerve in the back of the spinal cord. Your spine consists of several vertebra stacked on top of each other, with cushiony discs in between each vertebra to let the spine move freely. The back of each vertebra has a small bone, called the lamina. The lamina come together to form the back wall of your spinal canal — the area in which your spinal cord runs.
Some spine conditions cause the lamina to compress one of the nerves in the spinal cord, usually creating both a localized and shooting pain in the leg or arm. The main spine condition that causes this problem is spinal stenosis, which is the narrowing of the spinal canal. Our minimally invasive laminotomy procedure uses advanced technology to remove the portion of the lamina that is engaging the nerve and causing pain.