Lumbar Laminectomy Performed to Treat Lower Back Pain for Patients in Reno, NV and Carson CityLumbar Laminectomy Carson City NV

A lumbar laminectomy is a procedure that removes a lamina in the lumbar (lower) spine in order to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or a nerve root that is causing the pain. Lower back pain is something that plagues many adults, especially as factors like obesity and sedentary lifestyles create undue pressure on the lumbar spine. While many patients with lower back pain can find relief from a series of nonsurgical therapies, some people may require surgery. At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, Nevada and Carson City, we offer lumbar laminectomies and other spine surgeries to help treat the common causes of back pain.

Often, a lumbar laminectomy is used to treat spinal stenosis — a condition in the spine that causes the spinal canal to narrow and compress a nerve root or the spinal cord itself. When this happens, painful symptoms can develop, such as:

  • Local and radiating pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Burning sensations
  • Difficulty bending
  • Discomfort when sitting or standing for a long period of time
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control — an emergency that requires immediate treatment

While many people can relieve spinal stenosis pain through several months of conservative treatment, such as weight loss, low-impact exercise, and physical therapy, some patients require the spinal canal to be physically widened through a lumbar laminectomy procedure.

At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we perform lumbar laminectomy surgery to help patients in Reno, Carson City, and surrounding areas find relief from lower back pain. During this procedure, our surgeons will remove a portion or all of a lamina that arches upward from a vertebra. When this piece of bone is removed, the excessive pressure on the spinal cord and/or pinched nerve root is released and symptoms should subside over time.

Once the lumbar laminectomy is completed, you will have a chance to recover and then speak with our surgical team about your recovery period guidelines. These guidelines will tell you what you can and cannot do for a certain period of time after surgery to help ensure your body heals properly. To learn more about lumbar laminectomy surgery and the other spinal procedures we offer at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic in Reno, NV and Carson City, contact us today.

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

I truly wish I could give them more than just 5 stars!

"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

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We were deeply impressed with the entire experience.

"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life.

"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."