Spine Glossary

sort descending Term description
laminotomy

Surgical procedure removing a small bony portion of shigle-like elements (lamina) that protect the neural canal to relieve pressure on the nerve roots.

LBP

Low back pain.

lordosis

Curve in the spine that points to the front of the body.

lumbar

Lower back.

M and M

Morbidity and mortality.

MD

Medical Doctor.

methylprednisolone

A drug (steroid) that lessens inflammation. Used to reduce inflammation of the joints or commonly used to lessen the damage of a spinal cord injury.

microdiscectomy

A surgical procedure performed with a microscope, used to remove herniated disc material.

minimally invasive surgery (MIS)

Surgery done through multiple small incisions rather than a large, open procedure.

Mobi-C

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