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Spinal Decompression Surgery

What is spinal decompression surgery?

Spinal decompression surgery is performed to relieve lower back pain or other symptoms caused by compression of the spinal cord or the spinal nerves.

What are the symptoms of spinal nerve compression?

In certain nerve compression conditions, such as spinal stenosis, you may also experience:

What kinds of spinal decompression surgeries are there?

Types of spinal decompression surgeries performed at HSS include:

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.

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Spinal decompression surgery articles and animations

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Spinal decompression surgery articles and animations

These articles and videos explain how the different types of spinal decompression surgeries are performed.

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Animation videos on related conditions

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Animation videos on related conditions

Watch these animations to learn about spinal surgeries for tumors and fractures.

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