• cauda
  • Most common causes include iatrogenic lumbar punctures, burst fractures resulting in posterior migration of fragments of the vertebral body, severe disc herniations, spinal anaesthesia involving trauma from catheters and high local anaesthetic concentrations around the cauda equina, penetrating trauma such as knife wounds or ballistic trauma. (wikipedia.org)
  • Disc Degeneration
  • For women, there is good evidence that menopause and related estrogen-loss are associated with lumbar disc degeneration, usually occurring during the first 15 years of the climacteric. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2001
  • According to a World Health Organization census in 2001, most patients who had undergone a lumbar laminectomy recovered normal function within one year of their operation. (wikipedia.org)
  • spinous
  • The reason it is referred to as kissing spine is because the posterior spinous processes 'kiss' and touch one another as the individual goes into lumbar extension, for example when flat on their stomach. (wikipedia.org)
  • The salient feature of the disorder is the exuberant osteophytosis that occurs at posterior lumbar spinous processes. (wikipedia.org)
  • sacrum
  • In tetrapod anatomy, lumbar is an adjective that means of or pertaining to the abdominal segment of the torso, between the diaphragm and the sacrum. (wikipedia.org)
  • This stress fracture most commonly occurs where the concave lumbar spine transitions to the convex sacrum (L5-S1). (wikipedia.org)
  • undergone
  • Patients who have undergone one or more operations on the lumbar spine, and continue to experience and report pain afterward can be divided into two groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • Patients
  • Eighty-nine percent of our patients have had pain reduction with a laminectomy with an average pain reduction from 7/10 pre-op to 3/10 post-op. (marinaspinecenter.com)
  • demonstrate that 40-61% of post-lumbar fusion patients were symptomatic for SI joint dysfunction based on diagnostic blocks. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some patients, excessive spinal destabilization and muscle damage from laminectomy results in "postlaminectomy syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • Procedures
  • Removal of substantial amounts of bone and tissue may require additional procedures such as spinal fusion to stabilize the spine and generally require a much longer recovery period than a simple laminectomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • back
  • www.nucleusinc****/medical-animation This 3D medical animation shows a lumbar laminectomy back surge. (metacafe.com)
  • A laminectomy removes a section of the bony covering over the back of the spinal canal. (mvhsc.com)
  • The lumbar vertebral bodies are seen to be taller and bulkier than the rest of the spine, as the lower back has to withstand higher pressure due to body weight and other movements such as lifting, pulling, and twisting. (tmisportsmed.com)
  • The lumbar region is sometimes referred to as the lower spine, or as an area of the back in its proximity. (wikipedia.org)
  • Failed back syndrome or post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition characterized by chronic pain following back surgeries. (wikipedia.org)
  • The term "post-laminectomy syndrome" is used by some doctors to indicate the same condition as failed back syndrome. (wikipedia.org)
  • Lower back spondylosis is labeled lumbar spondylosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • pain
  • Beginning with an orientation of the lumbar spine, the animation shows boney spurs, a left side disc herniation and boney tumors that impinge the dorsal nerve root, causing pain sensations to flow down the left leg. (metacafe.com)
  • Extradural diamorphine in the control of pain following lumbar laminectomy. (bmj.com)
  • The maintenance of perineal sensation with absence of pain sensation over the lumbar nerve roots is typical for an extra-medullary and intra-thecal (outside the cord and within the dural sheath) process. (wikipedia.org)
  • The triad is paraplegia with lumbar loss of pain sensation and presence of perineal altered sensation. (wikipedia.org)
  • depends
  • The success rate of a laminectomy depends on the specific reason for the operation, as well as proper patient selection and the surgeon's technical ability. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • Following a laminectomy, you may observe an immediate improvement of some or all symptoms or sometimes a gradual improvement of the symptoms also may be seen. (nzspine.co.nz)