Coccygectomy

Coccygectomy is a surgical procedure which involves removal of part or entire portion of tailbone (coccyx) present at the end of your spine. It is performed in patients who have persistent tailbone pain due to injury, fall or contact sports and when all other conservative treatments have failed.

During the surgery, an incision or cut will be made on your lower back, a few inches above the anus following which the muscles will be retracted to find the damaged or broken coccyx. Then a part or the entire coccyx is removed.

Decompression

Spinal decompression is a procedure of relieving pressure on one or many “pinched nerves” of the backbone. It can be achieved either surgically or by non-surgical method. It is used to treat conditions that cause chronic backache like herniated disc, disc bulge, sciatica, spinal stenosis.

Non-surgical spinal decompression is performed using decompression machine, a safe and non-invasive method.
Surgical spinal decompression is performed by two procedures:

  • Microdiscectomy: A minimally invasive procedure which involves removal of a portion of a slipped disc by a surgical instrument or LASER.
  • Laminectomy: This is a procedure in which a small portion of the arch of the spinal bone is removed to relieve pressure on pinched nerve. This is performed as a last resort, when conservative treatment fails to provide relief from back pain.

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