Osteoarthritis of Joints

What is a Laminectomy?

The lamina is the back part of a vertebra that covers your spinal canal. When a person has osteoarthritis, the persistent inflammation in the facet joints can create bone spurs on the lamina. These then press on the spinal cord or nerve roots exiting the spinal cord. At Coastal Spine, our three board-certified spine surgeons, …

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What is Spinal Osteoarthritis?

Just about all of us over the age of 45 or 50 have arthritis. You read that right, but it’s not the type you think of where a person’s joints become so painful it’s hard to function. The immune system mistakenly starts attacking your own joints. That’s rheumatoid arthritis. No, for most all of us …

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