Lumbar Foraminotomy Surgery
For Arm or Leg Pain Relief
A lumbar foraminotomy is a procedure performed to relieve pressure upon a nerve as it exits the spinal canal. Nerves leave the spinal canal through small openings called foramen where they can be compressed as a result of a disc protrusion, bone spur or thickened ligament. The patient will experience pain traveling down the arm or leg in the distribution of the compressed nerve root.