Category Archives: Lumbar Laminectomy

A Broken Back

Our lumbar spine is the part of the spine most associated with bearing heavy loads. Because of this burden it also is the source of most of our back pain.  The L1-L5 vertebrae make up the lumbar spine, connecting the thoracic spine with the pelvis.  When one of these five vertebrae are fractured, you could […]


Removing the Back of a Vertebra — Laminectomy

A compressed nerve is not a happy nerve. Much of the chronic pain we suffer outside of our joints is due to nerve compression involving our spinal cord and the nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. This can show itself in back pain directly at the site of the compression or it can show itself […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2021
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Fractures in the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Last month, our blog addressed a broken neck, less dramatically known as a fractured vertebra in the cervical spine, the seven vertebrae that make up our neck. Just so we don’t overlook the 17 other vertebrae that make up our spine, this month let’s get into fractures of the thoracic or lumbar spine. Our Texas […]

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2020
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What is a Lumbar Laminectomy?

As the spinal cord makes its way through the spine, is can be squeezed or compressed by various vertebrae along the way. This is called spinal stenosis. Stenosis can be due to bone spurs, thinning spinal discs, or simply from the side effects of aging. Stenosis is common in the lower back, the lumbar spine. […]


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