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All You Need to Know About Microdiscectomy

Probably because of lifting some heavy objects, or doing an extremely difficult task in which your back is involved, there are chances that you might injure your back towards a crack leading to a lumbar herniated disc. Sometimes when there are no clear symptoms of the problem, the patient starts feeling an irritation in the nerves resulting in pain, numbness or weakness in the arm or leg. When this is the situation, the specialists recommend Microdiscectomy that will help treat this condition effectively.

About Microdiscectomy

It is said to be the procedure that is performed on the patients suffering from herniated lumbar disc. Also known as Microdecompression or microdiskectomy, it is a process in which portions of the herniated discs are removed that help in relieving pressure on the spinal nerves.

Micodiscectomy is said to be extremely beneficial process that has proved in alleviating the sciatica pain that is caused as a result of the spinal nerve. But microdiscectomy should only be approached if the sciatica pain is completely uncontrollable.

The surgical Steps go as:

Under general anaesthesia, with the help of this process it is tried to remove the disc material that is placing pressure on the nerves. You will be face down and the steps would go as:

  • Upon the affected disc, an incision is made
  • With the help of a lighted microscope, surgeon is able to observe the very affected area
  • A small portion of the bone that protects the root nerve is removed by the surgeon
  • The damaged herniated tissue is removed with the help of a scissor-like-tool that will help relieve pressure on the nerve
  • With the help of sutures, the incision is closed
  • After treatment, the treatment is usually discharged in the morning that is the very day

With an outstanding track record of relieving pain, microdiscectomy is said to be a minimally invasive procedure. Moreover, it is recommended in the situation when all other processes fail and first and foremost to treat the lumbar herniated disc problem. You should have a complete question answer session with your doctor so that you would know that whether the treatment is right for you or not.

If you or any of your loved one is suffering from herniated lumbar disc or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.

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