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What are common types of spinal decompression surgery?

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Back surgery can relieve the pressure in your spine by removing tissue or bone or both:

  • Diskectomy
  • Laminotomy or laminectomy
  • Foraminotomy or foraminectomy
  • Osteophyte removal
  • Corpectomy

You may also need spinal fusion to stabilize your spine.

SOURCES:

American Spinal Decompression Association: "Spinal Decompression Therapy."

Daniel, D.M. Chiropractic and Osteopathy, 2007.

Cleveland Clinic: "Spinal Decompression Surgery."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

SOURCES:

American Spinal Decompression Association: "Spinal Decompression Therapy."

Daniel, D.M. Chiropractic and Osteopathy, 2007.

Cleveland Clinic: "Spinal Decompression Surgery."

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on May 17, 2019

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