Spinal surgeries are frequently performed by MultiCare's experienced neurosurgeons.
Common spinal surgeries include:
Discectomies — the most common surgical treatment for ruptured or herniated discs of the lumbar spine
Fusion surgeries — surgery to fuse portions of the spine to minimize pain often associated with conditions caused by degenerative changes in the discs
Laminectomy — typically performed to alleviate pain from spinal stenosis
Decompression surgeries — various surgical procedures intended to relieve symptoms caused by pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots