The pain of a herniated disc can be disruptive to your daily life. As the pain worsens, you may find it impossible to go to work or even sit comfortably in a chair. At Advanced Spine and Pain Center, with offices in Fairfax County, VA, Stafford, VA & the Greater Baltimore, MD Area, the experienced medical team offers microdiscectomy, a minimally invasive spinal procedure to restore your quality of life. Schedule a consultation online now and learn more about this innovative spinal treatment.
During a microdiscectomy, your surgeon makes small incisions directly over your herniated discs. They use a precision laser and a microscope to remove disc material that is pressing down on your nerves. If they discover other potential disc issues during the procedure, they will correct them before closing the incision with sutures and glue to minimize scarring.
Your doctor may recommend the microdiscectomy procedure if you suffer from pain caused by herniated discs. They may use an MRI or CT scan of your back to identify disc damage and establish a comprehensive treatment plan for your condition.
Microdiscectomy surgery is minimally invasive, and your doctor performs the procedure on an outpatient basis. You receive general anesthesia during the operation and won’t feel any pain.
Following surgery, you should notice an immediate reduction in your pain. You can return to your normal activities several weeks after the surgery. As you heal, you should see a significant improvement in your spine’s mobility and functionality.
Microdiscectomy surgery is a safe and effective minimally invasive spinal surgery with rare complications. As with any surgery, there are some risks, including:
With a microdiscectomy, you can effectively alleviate the pain of a herniated disc without the complications of major surgery. Traditional spinal operations often require lengthy recovery periods before you can resume your normal activities and may cause additional pain as you heal.
A microdiscectomy procedure doesn’t require your doctor to cut through tissue and muscles to achieve the desired results. Your risks for infection and other complications are considerably lower with a microdiscectomy.
Other benefits of microdiscectomy include:
If you’re suffering from herniated discs, your doctor may suggest other treatments before recommending a microdiscectomy. They may suggest physical therapies, medications, and a regular fitness routine to help relieve pain from damaged discs before opting for a surgical procedure.
Book an appointment online now to learn more about the benefits of microdiscectomy.