Spinal decompression surgery is performed to relieve lower back pain or other symptoms caused by compression of the spinal cord or the spinal nerves.
In certain nerve compression conditions, such as spinal stenosis, you may also experience:
The thee general types of spinal decompression surgeries performes at HSS are:
Below, find animation videos on different types of spine compression surgery, and find HSS surgeons who perform these procedures. If you would like help finding the best spine surgeon at HSS for your particular condition and insurance, call the phone number listed on this page or complete our online appointment request form.
Watch these animations to see how the different types of spinal decompression surgeries are performed.
Watch these animations to learn about spinal surgeries for tumors and fractures.
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