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Spine Services

Our Spine Service specialises in precision-oriented diagnosis for individuals with various spinal conditions.

 

Our Services

We provide both surgical and non-surgical services for a host of spinal deformities. These include:

  • Cervical spine
  • Traumatic spine
  • Degenerative spine
  • Spinal instrumentation

 

Laminectomy

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal that puts pressure on the spinal cord, which is filled with nerves. This causes you to feel pain, numb or weak in your legs, back, neck, arms or all of the previously mentioned body parts. This condition is common among people aged above 50-years-old. It can also occur in younger people who have spinal injuries or are born with a narrow spinal canal.

 

When should you opt for it?

Laminectomy can relieve pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots. It can also be used to treat spinal injuries, herniated disks (commonly known as slipped disks) and spinal tumours. The procedure involves invasive surgery on your back that removes some bones and/or tissue that that are/is causing compression to the spinal cord or spinal nerve roots. As with any surgery related to the spine, there is a risk of nerve damage and infection. Consult a specialist thoroughly before you commit to a Laminectomy.

 

What are the advantages?

Laminectomy relieves pain in affected parts of your body and helps you move around better.

 

How much time does it take to recover?

While you can be fully mobile a few days after surgery, full recovery will take around a year.

 

What should you do during the recovery process?

  • Avoid strenuous activities that will put strain on your back; activities such as carrying or loading up heavy objects, vacuuming the house and mopping the floor.
  • Check with your specialist on what measures to follow during the recovery period. You may need to wear a back brace to keep the spine still and straight for a substantial period of time.
  • Avoid sitting for long periods of time as it can cause deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in the legs). It also helps if you move around as keeping yourself active (without overly exerting yourself) speeds up the recovery process.
  • Do not lift things heavier than 10 pounds (approximately 4.6kg).

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