Spinal Foraminotomy surgery is performed to relieve the indications of nerve root compression that arise when the foramen is beaten by bone, disc, scar tissue or excessive ligament development. Foraminotomy takes the pressure off the nerve coming out of the spinal cord by making a small incision in the middle of the back of the spine. The surgery is performed when the roots of the nerve get narrow and starts putting pressure on the nerve. The symptoms for the same include:

  • Steady pain in thighs, lower back, calf, shoulders, arms and legs

  • Pain while doing some work

  • Numbness and muscle weakness