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Spinal Surgery

Spinal SurgerySpinal 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