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About Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

What is Posterior Cervical Laminectomy? 

Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

In the intervertebral discs, the cervical spine, and joints between the vertebrae are mostly caused by degenerative changes. Degenerative changes in the cervical spine can sometimes result in an extremely serious condition in which so much pressure is present on the spinal cord. The whole spinal cord is at risk when this condition happens. The surgery procedure is used by opening the spinal canal from the back to remove pressure on the spinal cord and increase the spinal canal, which is referred to as a Cervical Laminectomy.

What are the symptoms of Posterior Cervical Laminectomy?

  • Neck pain
  • Stiffness
  • Headache
  • Lack of coordination
  • Numbness

 Evaluations for Posterior Cervical Laminectomy 

  • Neck X-ray
  • CT scan
  • MRI
  • Myelography
  • Electromyography

Treatment for Posterior Cervical Laminectomy 

A laminectomy is performed through the middle of the back of the neck by an incision. Muscles are then moved sideways and protected against the arteries and nerves of the neck. Every vertebra is recognized when the spine is approached from the back. In surgery, the surgeon is likely going to bring an X-ray to ensure that the proper lamina is chosen. The lamina of the impacted vertebrae is separated until this is defined. Some bone spurs discovered on the back of the vertebra are also removed. Proper care is given that the spinal cord and nerve roots are not damaged. The removal of the lamina entirely may cause issues with facet joints stabilization between every vertebra in the cervical spine. When joint damage takes place during the laminectomy, the spine may start to tilt later, leading to problems. The spinal surgeons do not effectively remove the lamina, they attempt to avoid this issue. Rather, they just cut and fold a little back one part of the lamina. It opens like a hinge on the other side of the lamina. This enhances the spinal canal, giving space to the spinal cord. Finally, the cutting part of the lamina heals the spine not to tilt.

Estimated Costs

Hospital City Cost of Investigations Cost of Surgery 
Artemis Hospital Gurugram USD 600 USD 4400
Jaypee Hospital Greater Noida USD 600 USD 5000
BLK Super Speciality Hospital New Delhi USD 600 USD 5000
W Pratiksha Hospital Gurugram USD 600 USD 4000
Apollo Hospital Chennai USD 600 USD 5600
Global Hospitals Bangalore USD 600 USD 5000
Sharda University Hospital Greater Noida USD 600 USD 3800
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