Spinal Disorders - Lumbar Decompression - Leaflet

Lumbar decompression is a procedure that is performed in the low back with the aim of improving the space for the nerves (nerve roots) within the lumbar spine. The aim of the surgery is to improve leg pain caused by a reduction in the space for the nerves at the bottom part of the back - a condition known as spinal stenosis.

Patients with stenosis have a reduction in their ability to stand and walk due to leg pain. They have to sit down or lean forward to relieve this pain.

Release Date: 25 Jan 2015