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Spinal Stenosis/Laminectomy

Spinal Stenosis/Laminectomy

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Posted by Suzanne on January 17, 2000 at 00:04:25:

I am desperate for some information on the benefits of a laminectomy for spinal stenosis. My 80 year old father has just been diagnosed. He is on a walker, doing better, but still has pain in his legs and cannot walk well. His neurosurgeon has recommended surgery, but says to wait to see if he continues to improve. I just read a reply from someone who said she had two partial laminectomies, wanted to talk to her, but could not find an e-mail address. His dr. said no fusion is necessary. I did not go in to see the dr. with my father when he talked to him about the surgery, but should have and will on his next appt. From what I have read, it is a laminectomy that they will do. His neurosurgeon did say something about moving the bone in the back, and I take it he means the spinal chord somehow? Who knows? I am confused, but sure need information on whether the surgery is successful. Dr. says it is a surgery that is usually very successful. I would love to hear from someone that knows about this if you could e-mail me at SLong10268@aol.com. Thanks ever so much. Suzanne


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