Lumbar spinal stenosis

Why are you in pain?

  • Arthritis of the spine resulting in protruding joints and discs in the spinal canal
  • Slow compression of nerve roots in the canal
  • Very gradual onset of difficulty in walking, lower back pain in standing up and sciatica on exertion.

Which examinations should be carried out before consulting us?*

  • Lumbar CT scan
  • X-rays of the lumbar spine

*Examinations required for the study of your case at the CCV Montpellier

What surgical treatment can we recommend?

  • Decompression of the spinal canal by lumbar laminectomy

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The key points

  • Lumbar spinal stenosis resistant to medical treatment for more than 6 months, with repercussions on daily activities justifying a surgical procedure
  • Minimally invasive technique: Decompression of the canal by mini-approach
5 cm

per level to be decompressed in the lumbar region

30 min

Duration of surgery
30 minutes per level to be decompressed

1 to 3 days

Average length of hospital stay

4 to 6

Average recovery time

2 to 4

Minimum duration of absence from work

3 weeks

Period before starting back driving

4 to 6

Duration before resuming sports activities

from the
2nd day

Flying home after surgery

6 to 12

Duration of evolution until the final result of the surgery

*These are mean times, with possibility of significant variability from one patient to another.