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Lumbar Decompression is a surgical procedure aimed at relieving pressure on the spinal nerves located in the lower back.

This surgical intervention is commonly recommended for individuals experiencing conditions such as spinal stenosis or herniated discs causing leg pain that has not responded to conservative treatments.

What Happens During Lumbar Decompression?

During lumbar decompression surgery, the surgeon aims to create more space around the affected nerves to reduce pressure and alleviate pain. This is often achieved by removing a portion of bone or tissue that is pressing on the nerves. The procedure can vary in complexity and may involve different techniques, such as laminectomy, microdiscectomy or foraminotomy.

Why Consider Lumbar Decompression?
  • Pain Relief: Lumbar decompression is primarily performed to relieve leg pain and associated symptoms.

  • Enhanced Mobility: By reducing nerve compression, lumbar decompression may improve mobility and overall quality of life.

Your Lumbar Decompression Journey

At Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group, we are committed to providing patient-centered care throughout your lumbar decompression journey. From the initial consultation to post-operative rehabilitation, we are here to support you at every step.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are struggling with pain or have been advised to consider lumbar decompression, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our spine specialist. During your visit, we will assess your condition, discuss treatment options, and collaborate with you to create a personalised plan to alleviate your pain and improve your spinal health.

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DR David Brooks
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. David Brooks is an experienced Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training. He has a special interest in surgery of the Spine including minimally invasive spinal surgery, cervical disc replacement, anterior spinal surgery, disc surgery, spinal trauma and revision or salvage spinal surgery.

Dr. Brooks earned his medical degree from the University of Queensland Medical School. Following his medical education, he embarked on a rigorous orthopaedic training program, honing his skills at various institutions across Queensland. His commitment to excellence led him to pursue two Subspecialty Fellowships in Spine Surgery at the renowned Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital and Middlemore Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand.

Dr. Brooks possesses a diverse skillset that encompasses both traditional and cutting-edge techniques. His proficiency in computer navigation and minimally invasive approaches underscores his dedication to providing patients with the most advanced and effective treatments. His passion for innovation drives him to stay at the forefront of the evolving field of spine surgery.

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