How long is recovery from spinal stenosis surgery?
Typically 4-6 weeks after surgery, you can return to regular movements and life. Full results from pain relief might take up to 6 months. During this time, it is essential to undergo outpatient physical therapy sessions to learn how to move correctly.
How long is the recovery time for spinal stenosis surgery?
Should I have spinal stenosis surgery?
Why might your doctor recommend surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis? Your doctor might recommend surgery if: Your pain and weakness are bad enough to get in the way of your normal activities and have become more than you can manage.
Is there a minimally invasive surgery for spinal stenosis?
The cause of your spinal stenosis and the severity of your condition will determine if the surgeon recommends you for a minimally invasive decompression surgery or a minimally invasive stabilization surgery. We offer minimally invasive decompression surgeries to treat spinal stenosis, such as our laminotomy procedure.
Who is the best neurosurgeon for spinal stenosis?
Dr. Michael Virk is a widely published neurosurgeon with specialty training in minimally invasive and complex surgery for a wide variety of spine conditions. In addition to spinal stenosis, his specialties include scoliosis, spinal tumors, trauma, degenerative disease, radiculopathy, and herniated discs.
How do we treat spinal stenosis?
We offer minimally invasive decompression surgeries to treat spinal stenosis, such as our laminotomy procedure. The purpose of these procedures is to decompress the impacted nerve root or spinal cord segment by removing a portion of the affected disc or vertebra that is protruding into the spinal canal through a small, muscle-sparing, incision.
Why choose Weill Cornell for spinal stenosis treatment?
The spine team at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center — expert spine surgeons along with their team of physicians, nurses, physical therapists, and pain management specialists — provide comprehensive, integrated care for patients with spinal stenosis and many other conditions of the spine.