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Old 12-01-2009, 09:23 PM   #1
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Unhappy lumbar spinal disorders

I previously had laminectomy on L4 and L5, in 2005 recently found out that both L4 and L5 disk are laminectomy defects, can anyone explain what exactly does it means, i have asked but no one knows , also does this happenes to everyone who has back surgery .Thank you

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Re: lumbar spinal disorders

You may want to post on the Back Problems board as most of the focus of discussion here in on the cervical spine.

The lamina is part of the bony ring that makes up the rear part of the vertebra that surrounds and protects the spinal cord. When you have a laminectomy part of the lamina is drilled through this leaves a defect that is known as a laminectomy defect. This does not mean that any thing has gone wrong and is not a disc problem. It's just a normal finding after a laminectomy.
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