Introduction
Disclaimer
Function, or a bit about how your back works
A Few Words About Pain
Common Threads in Spinal Surgery
DISCECTOMY
SPINAL STENOSIS SURGERY
FUSIONS
What, Again?
Future Stuff
Last Words
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SPINAL STENOSIS SURGERY – LAMINECTOMIES AND SUCH

 
  • What's spinal stenosis?
  • What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?
  • How do we treat it short of the OR?
  • Why does your surgeon want to operate on you?
  • Laminectomy, laminotomy, what's a lateral recess, fenestrations, and who might need a fusion here
  • What does the surgeon do?
  • What are the benefits, the odds of success?
  • What are the risks? Are there complications?
  • What will you feel when you wake up?
  • When are you ready to go home?
  • What can you do to make it better, or worse?
  • When are you ready to go home?
  • Getting home
  • The first few weeks after surgery
  • Weeks 3 to 6, and a word about reinnervation
  • Week 6 to Month Six
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