There are several spinal conditions that you might experience that can cause changes in your spine, the most common being herniated or bulging discs, degenerative disc complications, facet joint syndrome, and spondylosis. Aging and injury can also affect your condition.
Talk with your doctor or make an appointment with Dr. Alexander about a laminoforaminotomy procedure if you have the following symptoms:
• Radiating pain, or pain that lasts longer than a few months
• Limited mobility in the neck or back
• Weakness, tingling or numbness in the extremities
This procedure allows for the spinal surgeon to remove a small portion of the bone in the spinal foramina and lamina. This relieves pressure on nerves and other spinal structures, and if necessary your doctor may perform other surgical procedures alongside the laminoforaminotomy to treat any other spinal issues you may be experiencing.