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Title: Cervical Laminectomy - The Procedure and Recovery

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Cervical Laminectomy The Procedure and Recovery
  • Spine in the neck i.e. cervical spine consists of
    seven bones called vertebrae. Soft cartilage disc
    called intervertebral discs are located between
    the vertebrae to provide a cushion and reduce the
    stress. The spinal cord passes through the
    vertebral canal formed by these cervical
  • Over time problems like shrinking or herniated
    disc, bone spurs or any other degenerative disc
    conditions can narrow the vertebral canal putting
    pressure on the spinal cord or its branch nerves.
    This spinal cord compression can cause further
    damage to the spinal tissues inducing pain,
    numbness, and weakness in legs, arms or other
    body parts making it difficult to carry out
    normal functions.  This condition is called
    cervical spinal stenosis.

What is Cervical Laminectomy?
  • Cervical Laminectomy is the surgical procedure
    that is performed by a spine surgeon to relieve
    pressure on the spinal cord caused by cervical
    spinal stenosis. As the name suggests cervical
    i.e. relating to the neck and laminectomy i.e.
    removal of the lamina, the bone that encloses the
    spinal cord in the vertebral canal.
  • Cervical Laminectomy is performed by the spine
    specialist only after the non-surgical treatment
    procedures like pain medication and physical
    therapy do not provide adequate relief from the

How is Cervical Laminectomy performed?
  • Under general anaesthesia, a 3 to 4-inch incision
    is made vertically along the mid-line of the
    neck. The spinal surgeon then cuts the affected
    lamina/laminas on both sides and the lamina is
    removed along with the spinous process. In a few
    cases, cervical spinal fusion where the vertebrae
    are fused into a single unit with bone graft,
    rods and screws may be performed to stabilize the
  • A neck brace is suggested for the patients after
    the surgery. The post-surgical neck pain is
    controlled with both oral and intravenous pain
    medications. Patients are discharged after the
    surgery within 2 to 3 days from the facility.

How much time it will take to recover from
Cervical Laminectomy?
  • The severity of the condition before the surgery
    is the major factor affecting the recovery after
    the Cervical Laminectomy. Age, general health and
    overall lifestyle also play a part in the pace of
    recovery after any surgery.
  • Moreover, the neck is a complex body part which
    facilitates the movement and bears the weight of
    the head. It becomes very difficult to give it a
    rest after the surgery unlike an arm or a leg and
    it is not possible to exactly calculate the
    recovery time as it depends on many other
    external factors. However, your spinal surgeon is
    well aware of your condition can help you chart a
    plan to improve the pace of the recovery.
  • Got more queries on Cervical Laminectomy in the
    UK? Looking for the Spinal Specialist in the
    UK to help you with the neck pain?  You can
    contact Dr. Jwalant S Mehta

Contact us
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
  • BMI The Priory Hospital
  • Spire Parkway Hospital
  • Bromsgrove Private Clinic

Contact and Connect
  • Clinical secretary Samantha Leavy 44 785 021
  • Medico-legal secretary Jan Clarke 44 121
  • Spire Parkway Hospital0121 704 5500
  • BMI NEC (National Enquiry Centre) 0808 101 0337
  • Email info_at_mehtaspine.co.uk
  • The appointments are booked through the clinic
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