Lumbar microdiscectomy is the surgical removal of a small fragment of a herniated disc and/or nerve root to relieve pain in the lower back and legs.
Lumbar (lower back) herniated discs and sciatica (compressions of the spinal nerve root in the lower back) can cause significant pain in your lower back and legs. A lumbar microdiscectomy is performed only when nonoperative therapy proves ineffective in relieving your chronic pain. Typically, the procedure is performed by exposing the herniated disc and removing the extruded portions to relieve pressure on the spinal cord.
Oppenheim and Degen Neurological Surgeons offers this minimally invasive procedure when possible to reduce risks and allow for quicker recovery times. If you’re experiencing severe lower back or leg pain, a lumbar microdiscectomy may provide the pain relief you desire, including minimized post-operative pain due to the minimal dissection of the muscles during the procedure.
Come in and talk with us to learn if lumbar microdiscectomy is the right treatment for you.
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