Severe spinal stenosis from bone spurs and arthritis compressing the nerves of the spinal cord in his lower back at L4-L5
Minimally Invasive removal of the bone spurs from his lower back (MIS Laminectomy and decompression). This surgery was performed outpatient. About 2 hours after surgery, he was able to go home. He felt immediately better with improvement of his leg pain and his leg weakness after the surgery. He only needed a band aid to cover his tiny incision.
Pre-opt Pain Score:
9 out of 10 pain
Current Pain Score:
1 out of 10 pain
Dr. Longen is a chiropractor with steadily increasing weakness into his legs over the last 6 months. His walking distance had drastically diminished. He had to walk leaning forward, or leaning on a shopping cart to go very far at all. He was found to have severe Spinal Stenosis at L4-L5 in his lower back. There were large bone spurs, and arthritis, that were compressing the nerves of the spinal cord. This was why he was getting so weak.
Dr. Longen was a great candidate for this Minimally Invasive “band aid” surgery. He states “I am doing great and I am very happy I had this operation done.”