What types of surgery are available for back pain?
There are many types of surgeries to relieve back pain. Sometimes, depending upon your health, the doctor can choose more than one operations, for the best of your health. These surgeries, however, are done to relieve pressure on any disoriented nerve, stabilize vertebrae or to correct any deformity like scoliosis. Spinal fusion is a surgery where two or more vertebrae of your spine are joined using a bone section to stabilize your spine. A discectomy removes the herniated disc or a disc prolapsed material from the spine. Laminectomy is the removal of a bone section from one of your vertebrae which compresses a nerve in the spine. Lumbar spinal decompression is a surgery that is done to give the nerve roots some space.