Many of my clients advise me that their doctor has recommended a laminectomy to address their injuries after a Florida car accident or work injury. They are at a loss of what a laminectomy is and ask me for guidance. Although I am not a doctor (and you should discuss any questions with your doctor), here is some general information on a laminectomy.
Often times, a car accident or work injury resulted in a herniated disc. A herniated disc is small, circular cushion between the bones of your spine that has bulged out from its proper place in your back. This herniated disc may press on nearby nerves and cause severe pain. A laminectomy is a type of back surgery used to treat a herniated disc.
During the laminectomy, the surgeon removes a small part of bone from the back of the vertebra. This part of the vertebra is called the lamina. After the piece of bone is gone, the surgeon can remove the ruptured part of the disc that is pressing on the nerves, repair the layers of tissues that have been cut, and close the wound. This should lessen the pain caused by the herniated disc.
Again, if a medical provider has recommended a laminectomy, consult with your doctor about the risks and benefits of this procedure.
If the need for the laminectomy is because of a Florida car accident or work injury (or other personal injury matter), it is important that you consult with an attorney before talking with the insurance companies. My law firm has been represented those injured in Florida automobile accidents and work injuries for over 52 years. To contact me to discuss your case, simply click here.
Insurance companies have attorneys looking out for their best interests after your Florida automobile accident or work injury, so should you!!