Spinal Decompression Surgery Performed in Louisville, KY

Young female runner experiencing back pain

Spinal decompression surgery can be an effective treatment for a painful pinched nerve. With that said, surgical treatment is not always necessary; in fact, many people are able to manage their symptoms with conservative therapies. However, if nonsurgical treatment does not produce the desired results, surgical intervention can potentially provide much-needed relief.

If you are seeking medical attention for neck or back pain caused by spinal nerve compression, you can turn to the board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic spine surgeons at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic. Founded in 1974, our independently owned practice proudly serves residents of Louisville, Kentucky, and the surrounding areas. We take a conservative approach to spine care, but when surgery is clinically appropriate and a patient chooses to proceed, he or she can feel confident in our surgeons, who excel in performing spinal decompression and other muscle-sparing spine procedures.

How Spinal Decompression Surgery Is Different From Other Treatments

Conservative pinched nerve treatments typically focus on alleviating symptoms. Medication, for example, can temporarily relieve pain, while physical therapy can improve spinal flexibility and range of motion. Chiropractic adjustments—a frequently used complementary treatment for a pinched nerve—can also improve comfort by helping to realign the joints, vertebrae, and muscles in the spine.

Surgery, in contrast, can address the source of the pain; in other words, a surgeon can remove the bone or soft tissue that is pinching the nerve. Physically decompressing a pinched nerve can provide meaningful pain relief, even when nonsurgical therapies have not. To accomplish this, our surgeons perform:

  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy
  • Foraminotomy

In some cases, a spinal stabilization procedure is performed along with a spinal decompression procedure to enhance the stability of the spine.

Is Spinal Decompression Surgery Right for You?

If you’re currently weighing your options and trying to decide if you should move forward with spinal decompression surgery, you’ll want to consider both the pros and cons of the procedure suggested for you. For instance, while pinched nerve surgery can potentially provide the relief you need, it may involve a long recovery and a risk of complications. But it can also help you get back to the activities you’ve been missing out on due to your neck or back pain.

To learn more about spinal decompression surgery, contact Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic today to request a consultation with a spine specialist at our main location in Louisville, KY.

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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150