FORAMINOTOMY

the surgical enlargement of one of the foramina between adjacent vertebrae that spinal nerves pass. It is done by enlarging the opening above the nerve root.

FORAMINOTOMY: "Joe had a foraminotomy to relieve his back pain."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FORAMINOTOMY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/foraminotomy/ (accessed September 26, 2020).
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