Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery also known as micro-decompression spine surgery is a process of removing tiny piece of bone over the nerve or disc material. This helps in alleviating pain that is caused by neural impingement or most probably the pinched nerve. Being less expensive and a less risky procedure, it is known for its main purpose which is to relieve back pain by taking off the pressure from the nerves.
The Process is carried out as…
At Pain Management Institute, surgeons create a small incision in the lower back, during a microdiscectomy procedure. The result of this incision is that the muscles are lifted off the arch of the spine. After this the surgeon removes a membrane over the nerve roots, visible through special glasses. The doctor is then able to remove the disc material as the nerve root moves over.
Sedation is offered for the comfort of the patient.
Am I a Candidate?
Microdiscectomy is best for the patients who are told that they need complicated surgeries like Spinal Fusion Surgery or Laminectomy. Adding to it, these surgeries are very expensive and have high risks of complications with more than 25 percent failure rate. Furthermore, doctor may recommend microdiscectomy if
- Because of nerve weakness, you have trouble in walking or standing.
- Physical therapy or medication has failed to improve your symptoms.
- A disk fragment lodges in your spinal canal pressing on the nerve.
- Feeling pain in buttocks, legs, arms or chest.
- One of the inter-vertebral disc gets broken
- Some of the part of the disc bulges or protrudes thus putting pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.
How long the Procedure takes?
The surgery can be done in one day, with no requirement for the patients to stay in the hospital overnight.
How long will it take to recover?
The specialists at Pain Management Institute encourage the patients to walk as soon as they recover from anesthesia. Once the doctor notes safe mobility, then they will be discharged home.
80 to 90 percent patients witness good results and are satisfied after the treatment. All in all the procedure has come out to be less painful and follows quicker recovery.