In most patients with spinal stenosis, a laminectomy is all they need for relief. However, some conditions require something additional for best results: a fusion. I do this procedure at the same time as a laminectomy. Some of your own bone is harvested from a particular area on your pelvis that can spare it safely.
Whenever she tried to walk to much, her back would begin to hurt, and then the pain would spread down her legs. If she sat down, the pain would go away. It got slowly worse over the months, to the point where she started giving up golf. That just wouldn’t do!