Lumbar Spinal Decompression

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What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is where the space in the centre of your spine (spinal canal) narrows. The spinal canal contains the nerves that leave the lower end of your spinal cord.

What does the operation involve?

You will usually have an MRI scan, to confirm the diagnosis and help your surgeon to plan the operation.

Various anaesthetic techniques are possible. The operation usually takes an hour to 90 minutes.

Your surgeon will make a cut on the centre of your lower back. They will remove enough bone and ligament tissue from the back of your spine to free the trapped nerves.

Your surgeon may need to join the bones using a bone graft. Sometimes they will need to use metal screws and rods.

 

Paying for your own treatment?

If you are paying for your own treatment you may want to consider spreading the cost through finance, tailored to your needs. Chrysalis Finance offer a range of payment options, find out more here: Chrysalis Finance – Spread The Cost Of Your Treatment

Pricing*

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*The prices shown are minimum guide prices only. Diagnostic scans and investigations are not included unless otherwise stated. The exact cost of treatment will be made clear to you before you proceed.

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Lumbar spinal stenosis is where the spinal canal narrows in your lower back. This may cause pain or weakness in your legs. The aim of surgery is to prevent your symptoms getting worse.

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