Laminectomy

Laminectomy

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    Depending on your health and the extent of the surgery, it may take several months or more before you are able to return to your normal daily activities.
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    AKaren L. Gorton, PhD, MS, RN, Emergency Room Nursing, answered on behalf of Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
    A lumbar laminectomy is the removal of the back part of the bony structure of the vertebra. When the surgeon is removing the bone, some of the nerve roots may need to be moved and/or protected. This movement/protection of the nerve roots may cause you to experience symptoms that you did not have prior to surgery. This may be the cause of the numbness in your feet.