Post Laminectomy Syndrome

In medical terms, “post” means after. In this case, it means after an operation. A laminectomy is the removal of a piece of bone in the spine. The lamina helps support the vertebra of the spine. When all or part of the lamina is removed, it’s called a laminectomy. Laminectomy is done when the disc material bulges out of its normal space. The bulge or herniation presses against the spinal cord or spinal nerves. The pressure on a nerve can cause painful symptoms down the leg called sciatica. Removing the lamina takes the pressure off the nerve root