Porter has failed to hit all this season because of a back injury to which he had no other option than a surgery to correct. The surgery was a Microdiscectomy of the spinal disc and the team at the Pain Management Institute explains that Porter would take a couple of months to recover
What is Microdiscectomy?
Microdiscectomy surgery is also known as the micro decompression, and is among the most practiced minimally invasive spine surgery procedures. The main target of Microdiscectomy surgery is to reduce the pressure off your nerves to relieve your back pain
Traditionally, discectomies are carried out with an open technique. Your surgeon might make a comparatively large incision, involving the cutting your back muscles so that the view of your spine becomes quite clear. While this technique may bring you benefits, it can cause significant muscle damage and recovery is usually painful and slows down. Microdiscectomy surgery has the same goals as invasive discectomies, it removes the part of your intervertebral disc that cause pressure on your nerve and cause you pain
However, the microdiscestomy spinal surgery procedure is minimally invasive and take advantage of special instruments and visualization tools that allows them to make small incisions to minimize the risk of injury to your back muscles. The results are quicker and less painful recovering
Porter talks about his injury, he remembers the injury first occurred about two years ago while he was playing he jumped and was hit in the air and came down to the floor flat on his back. The injury became worse in a few weeks causing debilitating pain. Porter and his parents planned to travel Chicago, Frankfort to visit the Pain Management Institute, where after a complete physical examination, they were given multiple options by Dr Zaki Anwer, Pain Management Specialist and Medical Director. And it was eventually decided that Microdiscectomy spinal surgery is the best option. Because of my severe back pain “I had forgotten what it is like to play normal”. “That’s why I’m blessed to have visited Dr. Zaki Anwer and had Microdiscectomy as because of the surgery, I’ll be far better than I was playing without those limitations”.
The patients undergoing Microdiscectomy Spinal Surgery primary need physical therapy as a way to recover soon. Porter said his physical therapy includes not sitting for longer periods. Porter said “He believes he will recover soon from the back surgery and eventually be 150 percent fine”.