Synergy Health Partners

Thoracic & Lumbar Decompression

Relieve spinal cord pressure and alleviate pain with advanced decompression surgery.

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What is Thoracic & Lumbar Decompression?

Thoracic & Lumbar Decompression is a surgical procedure designed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves in the thoracic (mid-back) and lumbar (lower back) regions. This technique is often employed to treat conditions such as spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and other issues that cause nerve compression. At Synergy Health Partners in Metro Detroit, our expert spine surgeons utilize advanced decompression techniques to provide effective pain relief and improve spinal function, helping you achieve a pain-free and active lifestyle.

Objectives of Thoracic & Lumbar Decompression

  • Pain Relief: Alleviating pain caused by compressed nerves in the spine.
  • Decompression: Relieving pressure on the spinal cord and nerve roots.
  • Improved Function: Enhancing mobility and reducing pain to improve overall quality of life.
  • Minimally Invasive: Using techniques that minimize tissue damage, reduce recovery time, and improve surgical outcomes.

Surgical Techniques Used

  • Laminectomy:

    • Description: Removal of part of the vertebra (lamina) to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
    • Benefits: Effective decompression, minimal tissue disruption, and improved mobility.
    • Technology: Microscopic instruments and advanced imaging.
  • Discectomy:

    • Description: Removal of the herniated portion of a disc that is compressing a nerve.
    • Benefits: Reduced pain, smaller incision, and quicker recovery.
    • Technology: Microdiscectomy techniques and tubular retractors.
  • Foraminotomy:

    • Description: Enlargement of the foramen (opening where nerve roots exit the spine) to relieve nerve compression.
    • Benefits: Reduced nerve pain, minimal tissue damage, and faster recovery.
    • Technology: Endoscopic or microscopic instruments.
  • Laminoplasty:

    • Description: Reshaping or repositioning the lamina to create more space for the spinal cord and nerves.
    • Benefits: Preserved spinal stability, effective decompression, and improved function.
    • Technology: Advanced imaging and specialized surgical tools.
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression:

    • Description: Using smaller incisions and advanced tools to perform decompression with minimal tissue disruption.
    • Benefits: Reduced pain, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery.
    • Technology: O-arm surgical imaging, tubular retractors, and minimally invasive instruments.

Conditions Treated with Laminoplasty

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated discs
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal tumors
  • Radiculopathy

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If you or a loved one is suffering from spinal conditions and seeking a solution that preserves natural movement, contact Synergy Health Partners in Metro Detroit to schedule a consultation with our expert spine surgeons. Our goal is to provide effective, innovative, and compassionate care to help you achieve a pain-free and active lifestyle.

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