What is Lumbar laminectomy?

Category: Surgeries

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Laminectomy is a spine operation to remove the portion of the vertebral bone called the lamina. Most commonly, laminectomy is performed to treat spinal stenosis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Herniated disc 17 10
Spinal stenosis 14 5
Doctor recommendation 11 5
Degenerative disc disease 2 0
Pinched/compressed lumbar nerve 2 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 4
Mild 4
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lumbar laminectomy

Side effect Patients
Alertness decreased 1
Anxious mood 1
Atrophy of left leg muscles 1
Autonomic neuropathy 1
Back pain 1
Balance problems 1

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Duration

Stopped having Lumbar laminectomy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 47
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 9
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 5
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 5
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 12
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