Lumbar Decompression
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As we age, our spine develops arthritis and degeneration of the disc and adjacent joints. As arthritis develops, the area available for the nerve roots diminishes. The pressure on the nerve roots can cause both back and leg pain.

If conservative measures fail, lumbar decompression allows removal of the arthritic elements and taking away the pressure on the lumbar nerve roots.

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